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Sport Floyd Mayweather Jr. says there are too many titles in boxing, ahead of Gervonta Davis-Leo Santa Cruz fight

05:56  23 october  2020
05:56  23 october  2020 Source:   cbssports.com

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' There are too many champions,' declared the retired American, who runs Mayweather Promotions ¿¿ Floyd Mayweather with a fantastic rant overnight about the amount of belts and sanctioning fees in The 43-year-old spoke to Showtime Boxing ahead of Gervonta Davis ' clash with Leo Santa

Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes that there needs to be some big changes in boxing. In an interview with Showtime, prior to next weekend's fight between Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz, Mayweather revealed that he believes that the sport has too many title belts.

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"This is not good for the sport of boxing," Mayweather said. "Now when a fighter fights, every fighter is a champion."

In boxing, there are four major sanctioning bodies in the WBA, WBO, IBF, and WBC. The WBA has "super" versions of their title belt and Davis currently holds that specific belt.

In addition, Mayweather did reveal that his very own promotional company is partially to blame for the issue throughout the sport.

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Davis and Santa Cruz will fight for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships in the rare clash in “ Gervonta cannot overlook Leo Santa Cruz . Leo has won titles in four divisions, so he can clearly fight . Tags Floyd Mayweather , Gervonta Davis . Post navigation.


Video: Gervonta Davis previews Leo Santa Cruz bout, says he's a 'legit 130-pounder' (Yahoo! Sports)

"We gotta clean the sport of boxing up," Mayweather added. "This don't look good."

Mayweather's comments come after the a lightweight unification fight between Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lopez won the fight via unanimous decision and was billed as the undisputed champion after winning the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, and The Ring lightweight titles.

Mayweather also believes that the only reason for multiple belts is so that each sanctioning body can collect more money from sanctioning fees.

"Ain't no such thing as super champion," Mayweather said. "You guys are just taking extra money from all these fighters [by] getting extra money from sanctioning fees."

Davis building on star power in title bout with Santa Cruz .
Gervonta Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. He also wants to fight in front of a lot of screaming fans, though he’ll have to settle for a pandemic-limited audience of ticket holders Saturday in San Antonio for his title matchup with veteran Leo Santa Cruz. “I’m definitely excited after all of this going on to be able to fight in front of fans,” said Davis, who goes by the nickname “Tank.” "I’m ready to put on a show.’’That show likely won’t draw a big audience outside the Alamodome, either. The boxing pay-per-view model may not be dead, but it’s not the only place fans watch the big fights anymore.

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