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WBC is Sticking By Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Side, For Now

By Miguel Rivera

According to World Boxing Council executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman, the sanctioning body is standing behind their welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs), for the moment. On Wednesday, Mayweather appeared in a Las Vegas court and was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to a domestic abuse charge. Mayweather, and the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, had a physical confrontation in 2010. Mayweather was ordered to surrender on January 6th to begin his term.

Per the regulations of the WBC, when a champion or a highly ranked fighter gets incarcerated for a crime, the boxer is stripped of his title or removed from the rankings. Sulaiman and the governing board of the WBC will review Mayweather's case and make a ruling in the coming weeks.

"The World Boxing Council has always been in the corner of the boxer, and the organization was created to protect the fighter. Floyd is in a voluntary defense stage, although there is no request from him or his promoter for a fight in May, so we'll discuss his legal situation," Sulaiman said. "We will try to achieve the most fair outcome for the fighter and the fans. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=Tomasio;11601623][B][I]Nobody's is in fantasy land or dreaming, the WBC rules are that if a fighter is convicted of a crime he WILL BE STRIPPED & especially IF HE HAS TO DO JAIL TIME..& the WBC have stripped other fighters for…

Comment by HattonFaithful on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=rey guey;11600752]come does anybody think Mayweather would have ever fought Selcuk Aydin? Mayweather would just vacate the WBC trinket and fight somebody else. the WBC doesn't want to lose out on a cash cow like Mayweather. the WBC has been…

Comment by Tomasio on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=Reloaded;11600894]For being in jail for 60 days , jeeeessus you guys are in fantasy land , maybe if it was for a length of time that stalls the title which reflects badly on challengers , but for short term with…

Comment by flint on 12-25-2011

mayweather does'nt need the belt. he's paid regardless..

Comment by Reloaded on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=Alx.;11600369]any other fighter and he would be stripped[/QUOTE] For being in jail for 60 days , jeeeessus you guys are in fantasy land , maybe if it was for a length of time that stalls the title which reflects badly…

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