Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks there are too many belts in boxing and that introducing a new belt every time someone fights is detrimental to the sport. This is not good for the sport of boxing, Mayweather told Showtime in a recent interview. “Now when a fighter fights, every fighter is a champion. Roy Jones Jr., however, who will fight Mike Tyson for the WBC Frontline Battle belt in an exhibition boxing match later this month, couldn’t disagree more.
The multiple-division boxing world champion went on a rant about how belts make boxing much more exciting for the fighters and said fighting for a new title is almost like trying a new drug for the first time. First of all, I don’t give a damn what nobody says, Jones said in response to Mayweather during a pre-fight press conference on Thursday. Don’t got nothing to do with me.
Secondly, when I was fighting, I wasn’t like them. I went and got every belt possible that I could get in my weight class at the time. Mike did the same thing. We come from the old school. We want every belt you got. I don’t care what kind of belt it is. It could be the Joe Patti Seafood belt, I want that. I don’t care. If you have a belt in my weight class, in my prime, I wanted that.