Current two-weight world title holder Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains the light-middleweight champion as the World Boxing Association await confirmation that the premiere fighter on the planet will stay at 147lbs.
The 35 year-old, who defeated Miguel Cotto last May to add the WBA ‘super’ title at 154lbs to his WBC welterweight belt, is expected to defend the latter strap on May 4 and WBA president Gilberto Mendoza will then make his decision on what’s happens next.
“Floyd Mayweather is still the champion and I am waiting for feedback for Golden Boy,” Mendoza told World Boxing News when asked about the status of the light-middleweight belt.
With Mayweather favourite to defend his WBC title against mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero on his ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ card in the coming months, it now seems likely that WBA ‘regular’ belt holder Austin Trout will claim sole champion status.
Trout, 27, who also defeated Cotto in his previous outing, has been linked with a co-feature place on the card in a unification with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, with an announcement on the huge event expected soon.