WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has approved a request by Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his 147 and 154 pound titles to be on the line when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for the second time this year. The fight is being held at 147 pounds.
“There currently is no mandatory challenger at welterweight and super welterweight,” said Sulaiman. “No fighter is getting hurt. It’s something that places Mayweather in a very exclusive group in boxing history. His loyalty to the organization has been exemplary and this is also a way to show our loyalty to him.”
Mayweather won his 154 pound titles last September against Saul Alvarez and this will be his first defense since then.