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WBC President Responds to Floyd Mayweather’s Harsh Comments on Sanctioning Bodies

WBC President Responds to Floyd Mayweather’s Harsh Comments on Sanctioning Bodies

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has responded after boxing legend Floyd Mayweather went in on the sanctioning bodies, saying that there were too many belts in boxing.

Also, while suggesting that the number of belts is not good for the sport of boxing, Mayweather said that these titles were only in place because the bodies receive sanctioning fees for the fights. Mauricio Sulaiman has since had his say on Floyd Mayweather’s opinion.

Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis Smiling
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Speaking to FightHype.com on YouTube, Sulaiman opined on Mayweather’s comments. He replied saying, “Well Floyd [Mayweather] has, of course, the right to think and to express whatever he believes, and I’m not going to contest whatever he says.”

The president gave Mayweather the respect he deserved and said, “Floyd Mayweather is an ideal champion, dear friend, iconic member of the boxing community. I’m not going to dispute. I’m not going to get into any situations. If he believes that is the case, he is entitled to his opinion.” Hence, Sulaiman proved that he has no interest to get into a war of words with the former champion.

Can we expect changes after what Floyd Mayweather said?

When asked whether Mayweather’s words would force any changes, Sulaiman said, “No, not really. He has been associated with the WBC for two decades, he’s an iconic fighter, he has received the best title of the WBC category and outside his boxing life.

“If that’s what he feels, okay. It’s not representative of what has happened in factual events, but he’s entitled to say whatever he wants.”

Floyd Mayweather serious at the weigh -ns
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will meet WBA champion Marcos Maidana in a WBC/WBA unification fight in Las Vegas on May 3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Thus, it is clear that Mauricio Sulaiman doesn’t agree with what Mayweather has said. Even though he respects him, he is content with just putting it down as an opinion. This means we will not see a revamp in the structure of things just yet.

It also shows that it takes something a lot more serious to bring out the change in the way things are in boxing right now. For now, fans and boxers seem content with multiple champions of the same body in the same division.

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