Floyd Mayweather isn’t a fan of all the championships in the sport of boxing.
Mayweather scooped up multiple world titles during his undefeated run. Over time, the amount of titles being passed off as major milestones has grown. Fight fans have bore witness to Franchise, Gold, and Silver versions of championships.
Confusion grew with the highly-anticipated title unification bout between Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko. “Loma” once had the WBC Lightweight Title but he was given the “Franchise” label as he wasn’t matched up with then-interim champion Devin Haney. While Haney was promoted as the main champion, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman claimed that Lomachenko was the true WBC Champion, thus making his fight with Lopez one to determine the “undisputed” champion at 135 pounds.
During Gervonta Davis’ open workout ahead of his October 31 showdown with Leo Santa Cruz, Mayweather expressed his belief that the number of championships in boxing has gotten out of hand (via BoxingScene.com).
“I wanna say this right now about the sport of boxing, and I want everybody at home to hear me when I say this – a belt, I’m tired and [when] I’m at home – and this goes for any company. I don’t care if it’s Top Rank, if it’s Golden Boy [Promotions], if it’s Mayweather Promotions, if it’s PBC – there’s too many champions in the sport of boxing right now. Too many champions. It’s not a such thing as a super champion, not at all. And I’m not taking nothing away from no fighter. It’s too many belts.”
To make things even more confusing with the WBC Title situation at lightweight, Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell are set to compete for the interim lightweight gold. That means after December 5, fight fans are expected to believe there are three major WBC champions at 135 pounds.