There's been more action going on outside the ring than the actual May 2nd Mayweather/ Pacquiao fight itself. First was the Manny Pacquiao shoulder injury he sustained before the fight. Talks of lawsuits were being tossed around for failure to disclose it and I'm not sure if anything ever came from them. This latest escapade involves Mayweather reneging on the $200k sanction fee which led the Puerto Rico based organization to strip him of the belt.
I'll sum it up in a nutshell.... Floyd went for the big money payday, possibly the last one of this size he will ever see again in his career. He goes in, boxes in his signature droll style, gets the win and calls it a day. Many boxing aficionados don't consider the WBO a serious belt so him losing it is no biggie. Not to mention the $200k he saves. He silenced his critics by beating the person many thought was the only one who could stop him... end of story. Oh in case you're a WBO follower the belt was given to Timothy Bradley who defeated Jessie Vargas back on June 27. Don't ask me who he is I have no idea.
- James Hollins
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