News | Aug 28 2014

WBC justify decision to sanction Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana as a two-weight world title fight

Mayweather and Maidana will collide for both WBC welter and light-middleweight titles
MayweatherMaidanaI  |  LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

THE WBC have announced that Floyd Mayweather’s September 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana will be for both their welterweight, and middleweight titles. Below is the organisation’s statement they released to justify their decision.

The WBC has decided to step forward and support yet another pinnacle in the history-making career of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd is the only fighter ever to conquer WBC championships in five different weight categories as well as winning the WBC Diamond Belt and Solid Gold Belt. Further, Floyd has the distinction of being one of the few champions who has received the WBC “Emeritus Champion” status.

Marcos Maidana is without a doubt a fighter who has created his own history in the sport. This past May, Marcos performed like no Mayweather opponent had in many years. That makes the September 13 rematch a very attractive event where Maidana could become the WBC Welter and Super Welter Champion of the world.


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