Advertisement
Advertisement

WBC Gives Mayweather Emeritus Status

Floyd Mayweather, the World Boxing Council double world champion at welterweight and super welterweight, has informed the WBC of his final decision to keep the WBC welterweight championship and relinquish the super welterweight championship that he had won in a great fight against Oscar de la Hoya.

Therefore, the WBC  announces the vacancy of the super welterweight championship, with the challengers being announced after the voting of the WBC Board of Governors in the following days.

Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest WBC champions in the 45 years of the existence of the organization, which has had as its champions Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez , Oscar de la Hoya, himself, and many other of the greatest champions in the history of boxing in the second half of the 20th century.

Floyd Mayweather is undefeated in his professional career with 38 victories and no losses.

Floyd won the super featherweight WBC title against Genaro Hernandez.

He moved to win the lightweight WBC championship against Jose Luis Castillo.

He continued his career by winning the super lightweight WBC title against DeMarcus Corley.

Later on he conquered the welterweight world championship over Carlos Baldomir.

To crown his fantastic career, he won the WBC super welterweight title from the great Oscar de la Hoya on May 5 to win his fifth WBC GREEN AND GOLD belt in five different divisions.

Due to Floyd Mayweather’s extraordinary career, the WBC is naming him as Emeritus Champion super welterweight, which also turns him into ambassador of the WBC for the concord and the peace into the world.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cletus Funk on 07-07-2007

[QUOTE=Easy-E;2493784]Why is that?[/QUOTE] He's had 1 fight at LMW so he's hardly earned it. He's also clearly not retired as it says he's keeping the WW title, so it makes no sense at all.

Comment by Mr. David on 07-06-2007

[QUOTE=rudement;2492419]isnt emeritus the same thing vitali got? allows former champions to fight for the title when they want or something??[/QUOTE] Yes, it means he can un-retire and immediately become the top challenger for the title. Unless, of course, the WBC…

Comment by Easy-E on 07-06-2007

[QUOTE=Cletus Funk;2493648]This sport is turning into a joke.[/QUOTE] Why is that?

Comment by Red_Menace on 07-05-2007

Emeritus is an honourary status granted to retired professionals. So, if you were in the military, and retired from service, you might keep an honourary rank equal to what you had when you retired. You wouldn't actually have power to…

Comment by Cletus Funk on 07-05-2007

This sport is turning into a joke.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Johsua, Dominic Breazeale Tense Face To Face Amir Khan: I Think It's Great To Be The Underdog Barroso's Adviser: If Crolla Tries To Trade, He Will Get KO'd Quickly Showtime Inks Anthony Joshua To Multi-Fight Deal Anthony Joshua's Promoter Plots Out Next Fights After Breazeale Butler vs. Kokeitgym Title Eliminator Set for June 4 Canelo Doubts Khan Will Switch Style, Create a Boring Fight Gassiev Told Promoter That Povetkin Has Good Shot To Stun Wilder Crolla: There Are Questions, I'll Find Out How Good Barroso Is Nathan Cleverly To Feature On Burns-Di Rocco Bill Mike Mollo Faces Rudenko in Odessa; SES 6/4 Card Shapes Up Lucas Matthysse Could Return To The Ring in The Fall Video: De La Hoya Talks Mayweather, Canelo, Khan, More De La Hoya: In Mayweather Rematch, it's 70-30 in Canelo's Favor! Mikhaylenko, Chuprakov Back in Action in Ekaterinburg Khan Prepared To Make Things Ugly To Prevail: A Win is a Win Video: De La Hoya Pumped During Canelo-Khan Fight Week Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers Wilder vs. Povetkin Undercard Coming Together: Bivol, Ochigava Roach: I Want Tapia To Be Smart, Box Lemieux All Fight Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill Korobov vs. Vera Clash Set For Alvarado-Torres Card Khan: I Think Fury, Haye Beat Joshua at The Moment Stephen Smith Added To Bellew-Makabu Undercard Stevens breaks down Canelo-Khan and the Caneloweight Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement