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Friday 9 December 2016

Floyd stripped

BOXING

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the WBO have confirmed.

Mayweather missed a deadline by which he had to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee from the fight and vacate the junior middleweight title he also held, the WBO said in a statement.

The WBO said it is against rules for boxers to hold world titles in multiple weight classes and that Mayweather had to indicate which weight division he would retain.

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