Floyd Mayweather
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., mouthed his rant to the sanctioning bodies of boxing for having too many championship belts resulting to more champions.

Mayweather, who was about making money during his fighting career, added that promotions are to be blamed as well including his own, the Mayweather Promotions.

‘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,’ said the 50-0 Mayweather.

He reasoned out that they are making a lot of champions due to the fact that they have three per cent of purse from the champion.

While it is benefiting the purse of the WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF and the likes, it is hurting the image of the sport.

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This is very evident when boxing returned in a bubble while the pandemic is ongoing. TV ratings are on a landslide compared the other combat sports like UFC who was gaining enough viewership.

‘You guys are just taking extra money from all these fighters, getting extra money from sanctioning fees. And this goes for my company as well. We gotta clean this sport of boxing up. This s***, this don’t look good. When you look on TV now, everybody’s a champion. You see all these fighters posing with a belt,’ Mayweather added.

The retired American has a point. And this is making boxing a little less competitive. Champions should be rare and few.

It goes with the saying “many were called but only few were chosen.”