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Mayweather says he’s stripped of WBA belt

By Karl Freitag

On a recent conference call, multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, who is defending his WBC welterweight title against mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero on May 4, commented on the status of his WBA super welterweight “super” world title. “I wanted to defend my WBA title after this fight, but I guess I’m no longer the WBA champ,” said Floyd, “so I didn’t know I got stripped of my title.”

The WBA still has Floyd listed as their titleholder on the WBA website, however Canelo Alvarez’ title unification win over Austin Trout would qualify him as WBA super welterweight “super” champion. Inquiries on Mayweather’s WBA status to our normally forthcoming WBA contacts have yielded deafening silence. Whether this means Floyd is really stripped or that the WBA is trying to find a loophole to keep both Floyd and Canelo as “co-super champions” remains to be seen. Stay tuned…

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