So who actually won the belt…..?
Floyd Mayweather has been stripped of the WBO welterweight title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao.
‘Money’ Mayweather beat Pacquiao on points in an incredible showdown in Las Vegas on May 2, winning the welterweight belt in the process.
But he’s now been stripped of the belt for an absolutely crazy reason.
It’s claimed that he failed to pay the £128,000 sanctioning fee before the deadline yesterday, and has now lost the belt on the grounds of ‘lack of compliance’.
The fee was less than 0.1% of the millions Mayweather earned from the fight, which was most hyped in boxing history.
Yet he didn’t get the cash together in time – and has now lost the belt.
Mayweather has been given 14 days to appeal the decision, but the Daily Mail says it is unlikely to be reversed.
The title will go to Timothy Bradley JR after his controversial victory over Jessie Vargas for the interim title last month.
Mayweather remains the WBA and WBC champion.