Floyd Mayweather ruling on WBC 147 / 154 titles set for November
Mauricio Sulaiaman has confirmed to WBN that the situation regarding Floyd Mayweather’s world championships at welterweight and super welterweight will be addressed at this year’s WBC convention.
Mayweather, 38, is due to retire in September following his pay-per-view clash with Andre Berto, although a large portion of boxing personnel believe at least one more fight will happen in 2016.
Even if that is the case, Mayweather may well relinquish his belts at both weights after the Berto offering and leave several fighters in the frame to fight for the four titles currently in his possession.
“We do not have any mandatories at welterweight or super welterweight right now,” Sulaiman explained to World Boxing News.
“We provided every single opportunity for Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao to be made, so at this time we are going to discuss the future of Mayweather and assess the situation during the WBC Convention in China in November.
“Both divisions will be ruled on to have a clear understanding of what Mayweather is going to do and what is going to happen.”
Sulaiman did confirm that Danny Garcia would be one of those in the frame at 147 pounds following his recent debut at the weight at the former super lightweight king impressively stopped Paulie Malignaggi.
“He looks good and very dominant, powerful,” Sulaiman pointed out.
“It looks like welterweight is his division, although I think for Paulie it’s time as he has a bright future as a commentator. He is a good commentator and he can have a great life moving forward in boxing, but I think it’s about time for him to think about stopping boxing.
“Danny Garcia without a doubt proved that he is a top, top fighter of today,” he added.