WBO strips Floyd Mayweather’s Fight of the Century Title

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) stripped Floyd Mayweather Jr. of his welterweight title, two months after he defeated Manny Pacquiao in the May 2 Fight of the Century.

The reason? Mayweather missed the 4:30 p.m. deadline on Friday to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee from the fight to maintain the belt.

Mayweather also refused to vacate his other his 154-pound WBC and WBA junior middleweight titles, violating WBO rule:  no WBO Champion may hold a non-WBO Championship in different weight classes.

WBO usually gives a fighter 10 days to decide which title he/she wants to keep but Mayweather was given two months. Despite the extension, Mayweather still failed to respond.