Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

WBC: Mayweather's 147 and 154 Belt at Stake on 9/13

By World Boxing Council

Floyd Mayweather Jr. to defend WBC 147 & 154 titles on September 13th.

The WBC has decided to step forward and support yet another pinnacle in the history-making career of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd is the only fighter ever to conquer WBC championships in five different weight categories as well as winning the WBC Diamond Belt and Solid Gold Belt.  Further, Floyd has the distinction of being one of the few champions who has received the WBC "Emeritus Champion" status.

Marcos Maidana is without a doubt a fighter who has created his own history in the sport. This past May, Marcos performed like no Mayweather opponent had in many years. That makes the September 13 rematch a very attractive event where Maidana could become the WBC Welter and Super Welter Champion of the world.

There is a rich history behind the uncommon situation this great battle presents. It has been 26 years since it last happened, when Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Donny Lalonde to claim the super middleweight and light heavyweight WBC World Championhsips.

Other examples are:

    130 years ago, Jack Dempsey, known as “Nonpareil” (not the better known heavyweight legend who later took after this name), defeated George Fulljames after 22 rounds in Staten Island, New York, claiming the welter and middleweight championships of the world.

    On April 24, 1931, at the “Chicago Stadium,” Tony Canzoneri defended his lightweight title while winning the super lightweight title held by his opponent Jack “Kid” Berg, from the U.K. Both fighters weighed in within the lightweight limit.

    In 1933, Barney Ross defeated Canzoneri, winning both the light and super lightweight world titles .

    In the late 1930s, Henry Armstrong was recognized as the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight champion of the world simultaneously .

    In 1988, Sugar Ray Leonard conquered the vacant super middleweight championship as well as the light heavyweight championship in possession of Donny Lalonde in a memorable ninth-round knockout.

The WBC is proud to be part of this historic promotion. The WBC wishes the best of luck to both fighters and great success to the promoters of the event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RawDawgHasSpokn on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=robust_;14891444]Nelo v. Maidana next may 5. Nelo will be the welterweight and super welterweight champion of the world. Then he'll defend those titles against Miguel Cotto (at a CW of course) and be the champion (and ring champion) in three…

Comment by jas on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=B0XEO;14893240]Damn, is that a recent video?[/QUOTE] It's before the first maidana fight

Comment by BOXEO _ on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=jas;14892764]What a complete farce :rofl: Talk about bringing the sport into disrepute and undermining its integrity. And all this coming from the guy who said this: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D36ya7Uj16Q[/url] But credit to Floyd for saying this…

Comment by jas on 08-28-2014

What a complete farce :rofl: Talk about bringing the sport into disrepute and undermining its integrity. And all this coming from the guy who said this: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D36ya7Uj16Q[/url] But credit to Floyd for saying this…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=Beater_of_ass;14892034]JMW and above is 10 ounces mandatory by the state of Nevada. With the title on the line Floyd will say they need to be 10. On fight night he'll then say 16 ounces and he gets headgear or the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (62)
Top Headlines N'Dam-Murata, Barthelemy-Relikh Rematches Ordered By WBA Kell Brook Predicts Thriller, Knockdowns By Him & Errol Spence De La Hoya to Boxing Fans: Don’t Support Mayweather-McGregor Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia in Works for 7/29 at Barclays Center Brandon Rios Vows To Impress: I'll Be Better Than Ever IBF Reveals Silk Road Championship Tournament Miguel Cotto Says Golden Boy Pact May Extend Beyond 2017 Randy Caballero vs. Oscar Negrete - Golden Boy on ESPN, June 30 Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Final Press Conference Video: Brook vs. Spence - Chocolate Brownie vs. Man Down Porter Wants Rematch: Brook Can't Beat Me Twice, I'll Box Him Ruben Guerrero: Everyone Avoided Having Rematch With Robert Video: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: This is My Era, Time to Unify the Welterweight Titles Roc Nation Boss: Team Ward Disgusted By Kovalev's Racist Remarks Groves: I Genuinely Believe I am a Better Fighter Than Chudinov Alex Saucedo Feels Career Boost With Abel Sanchez in Corner Mosley Asked To Get Vasectomy as Part of Divorce Agreement! Bundu: I Favor Thurman To Beat Spence - He's Faster, Hits Harder Brook: No Way Can Errol Spence Beat Me - I'm a Man Possessed! Amir Khan Slams Terrorists For Bombing, Twisting Muslim Faith Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter Video: George Groves Very Pumped To Defeat Fedor Chudinov Video: Tony Bellew Talks Deontay Wilder, Brook-Spence, More Kevin Rivers Jr. Decisions Pucheta in Top Spot of Golden Boy Card Jeff Horn Smiles: Pacquiao Looks Terrible in Camp? That's Great! Sugar Ray: Mayweather-McGregor Will Sell, Not a Fight For Purists 50 Cent, Wilder Unite To Send Message To Mayweather, Joshua Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mean Machine - Chicago Presser Video: Errol Spence Ready For War With Kell Brook in Sheffield Kamegai Vows To Be Aggressive, Go Toe To Toe With Miguel Cotto Video: Hearn Talks Joshua-Klitschko Rematch, Brook-Spence Gervonta Davis Joins The Athlete Roster of Under Armour Gennady Golovkin Receives Highest Honor From The IBF Kell Brook: I Can't Wait To Drop These Brownies on Errol Spence! Bob Arum Comments on Zou Shiming Promotional Dispute Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura - Ticket Information Photos: Brook, Spence, Groves, Chudinov - Open Workouts Brandon Rios vs. Aaron Herrera in Lancaster - June 11 on FS1
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement