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WBC: Mayweather could lose both WBC 147lb and 154lb titles

April 30, 2014

Floyd Mayweather Puts Everything on the Line

WBC icon Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly the best fighter in the world today, one of the all-time greats, and a certain future Hall of Famer. He is today’s leader in the sport, and once again demonstrates that he will fight anybody and try to give the fans of the world what they expect.

Mayweather is the only champion in history to have conquered WBC World Championships in five different weight divisions, and has won the welterweight and super welterweight world titles two times. He also won the WBC Diamond belt when he defeated Miguel Cotto, is the proud owner of the unique WBC Pure Gold Belt, and has been awarded the status of Champion Emeritus during his career.

WBC SF world championship: 1998-10-03 Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez WTKO8

WBC L world championship: 2002-04-20 Jose Luis Castillo W(UD)12

WBC SL world championship: 2005-06-25 Arturo Gatti WTKO6

WBC W world championship: 2006-11-04 Carlos Baldomir W(UD12

WBC SW world championship: 2007-05-05 Oscar de la Hoya W(SD)12

WBC W world championship: 2011-09-17 Victor Ortiz WKO4

WBC SW Diamond Belt: 2012-05-05 Miguel Cotto W(UD)12

WBC SW world championship/Pure Gold Belt: 2013-09-14 Saul “Canelo” Alvarez W(MD)12

Mayweather faces WBA champion Marcos Maidana in a crucial fight for his career, putting at risk his WBC welterweight world championship. He also risks losing the WBC super welterweight world championship if he loses the fight against Maidana, as WBC rules stipulate that any champion losing a fight in a lower division will lose his championship in the higher division, as well.

May 3rd will be a great night of boxing, and we wish both fighters the best of luck.

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Welterweight World Championship

Las Vegas, Nevada – MGM Grand

May 3, 2014

This will be the 1,854th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history.

MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS AND GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENT:

FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER JR. (United States)

WBC Welterweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 37 (February 24, 1977)

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Record: 45-0, 26 KOs

Height: 5’8”

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 339

World championship fights: 22-0, 10 KOs

Advisor: Al Haymon

Trainer: Floyd Mayweather Sr.

MARCOS “El Chino” MAIDANA (Argentina)

WBA Welterweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 30 (7-17-83)

Residence: Margarita, Sante Fe, Argentina

Birthplace: Margarita, Sante Fe, Argentina

Record: 35-3, 31 KOs

Height: 5’7”

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 169

World championship fights: 2-2, 1 KO

Advisor: Al Haymon

Trainer: Robert Garcia

WBC WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Luis Manuel Rodriguez (Cuba) 1963

2. Emile Griffith (Virg. Island) 1963 – 1966

3. Curtis Cokes (US) 1966 – 1969

4. Jose Napoles (Mexico) 1969 – 1970

5. Billy Backus (US) 1970 – 1971

6. Jose Napoles (Mexico) * 1971 – 1975

7. John Stracey (GB) 1975 – 1976

8. Carlos Palomino (Mexico) 1976 – 1979

9. Wilfredo Benitez (P. Rico) 1979

10. Ray Leonard (US) 1979 – 1980

11. Roberto Duran (Panama) 1980

12. Ray Leonard (US) * 1980 – 1983

13. Milton McCrory (US) 1983 – 1985

14. Donald Curry (US) 1985 – 1986

15. Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica) 1986 – 1987

16. Jorge Vaca (Mexico) 1987 – 1988

17. Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica) * 1988 – 1989

18. Marlon Starling (US) 1989 – 1990

19. Maurice Blocker (US) 1990 – 1991

20. Simon Brown (Jamaica) 1991

21. James McGirt (US) 1991 – 1993

22. Pernell Whitaker (US) 1993 – 1997

23. Oscar de la Hoya (US) 1997 – 1999

24. Felix Trinidad (P. Rico) 1999

25. Oscar de la Hoya (US) * 2000

26. Shane Mosley (US) 2000 – 2002

27. Vernon Forrest (US) 2002 – 2003

28. Ricardo Mayorga (Nicaragua) 2003

29. Cory Spinks (US) 2003 – 2005

30. Zab Judah (US) 2005 – 2006

31. Carlos Baldomir (Argentina) 2006

32. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) (Emeritus) 2006 – 2007

33. Shane Mosley (US) Interim * 2007

34. Andre Berto (US) 2008 – 2011

35. Victor Ortiz (US) 2011

36. Robert Guerrero (US) Interim 2012 – 2013

37. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) * 2011 –

* Regained

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

31 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only six have regained the title: Jose Napoles (Cuba-Mex), Ray Leonard (US), Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica-GB), Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex), Shane Mosley (US), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US).

126 WBC welterweight world title bouts have been held in the history of the WBC.

96 WBC welterweight world title bouts have taken place in the United States.

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.