At this point it seems little can stop the inevitable crossover fight between boxing pound for pound great Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. But that doesn’t mean some won’t voice their disapproval, like Oscar De La Hoya, who called on fans to reject the ‘farce’ of a fight that could destroy boxing’s reputation at a moment when the sport is starting to make a comeback.
And now we have the World Boxing Association turning their back on the fight as well. The WBA is the biggest and oldest of the four major sanctioning organizations in boxing, and Floyd Mayweather held the WBA welterweight and super-welterweight belt during his reign at the top of the sport.
That didn’t stop WBA president Gilberto Mendoza from refusing to give the match his organization’s stamp of approval.