Floyd Mayweather is still 48-0. He also still has bragging rights over Manny Pacquiao. But as of Monday, Mayweather is no longer the owner of the WBO welterweight title belt that he won when he beat Pacquiao back on May 2.
Last week, the WBO told Mayweather that he would have to vacate the 154-pound WBA and WBO title belts in order to keep the 147-pound WBO belt that he won. He was also ordered to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee for the 147-pound WBO belt. But Mayweather didn’t comply with the WBO’s requests, so they have stripped him of the 147-pound WBO belt.
“The WBO world championship committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the WBO welterweight champion of the world and vacate his title for failing to comply with our WBO regulations of world championship contests,” the WBO said in a statement released late Monday.
Mayweather and his team were, of course, not happy about the ruling. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com that the ruling is a “complete disgrace.” But Ellerbe also emphasized that, despite the ruling, Mayweather is going to continue “enjoying a couple of hundred million he made from his last outing” while trying to decide what action to take against the WBO.
And it doesn’t look like Mayweather is going to lose any sleep over the WBO belt. He spent last night promoting his upcoming club appearances in St. Louis:
And Kansas City:
So…yeah. It sounds like, in spite of the WBO’s ruling, this is still Mayweather’s soundtrack: