The WBA Is Refusing To Sanction Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Boxing Match
The WBA, which is the oldest and biggest the four major sanctioning organizations in boxing, went on record on Friday to make sure that everyone knows that they want nothing to do with the potential super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
WBA President Gilberto Mendoza believes the fight should be nothing more than an “exhibition” and is refusing to endorse it as an “official fight”.
“I think this would only be an exhibition fight. I don’t think it’s good for boxing to endorse it as an official fight. I think both are great athletes, but Floyd is retired and if he wants to be back, he has great boxers whom he can face and provide a good show,”
I want to make it clear that the World Boxing Association will not get involved in the event. We respect both athletes and it seems to me that Mayweather proved to be the best, as McGregor has done in the UFC, but a bout between both should not be more than an exhibition.”
Thankfully Conor and Floyd doesn’t need the WBA’s blessing to get a fight sanctioned in Vegas. That’s the job of the Nevada State Athletic Commission who has already gone on record to state that a fight will definitely be sanctioned even though McGregor has yet to apply for a boxing license in the state.