Watch: Floyd Mayweather Crashes WBC Convention To Voice Against ‘Unfair Scoring’
Former undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, made an unexpected appearance at the WBC convention in Mexico.
In a video shared by veteran reporter Michael Benson on Twitter, Mayweather is seen addressing the attendees of the event.
The former No. 1 pound-for-pound king said that he respects WBC and other sanctioning bodies, but they need to make the point-scoring system more transparent because a wrong decision can potentially hurt boxers’ careers.
Floyd Mayweather with an unexpected appearance at the WBC convention’s Ring Officials Seminar to make a point about robberies to the referees and judges in attendance…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 16, 2021
“We just want the fighters to be treated fairly, and it hurts me as a fighter sometimes, it hurts me while I’m sitting around watching boxing on television… I get like this is not what is right from the sport. And this makes me steer away from the sport when fighters are not treated fairly,” the legendary boxer said.
Social media users hailed Mayweather for taking a stand for other boxers despite retiring from the sport.
He said that the officials involved in the fight don’t have to go through what a fighter has to after he’s subject to unfair scoring.
“It hurts a fighter mentally and physically,” Mayweather said.