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][/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][/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…

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