Boxing’s biggest star is still looking for his next fight and will be forced to wait until 2019.
While Floyd Jr. was reportedly in talks to fight the WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin in 2019, the fight will likely have to wait for the upcoming calendar year, which begins April 1.
Mayweather, who’s been inactive since July 3, is set to fight Sergio Martinez in Mexico on April 18.
The WBC announced in February that it would not sanction a fight between Mayweather and Povetaev until 2019, when the mandatory challenger can be eligible for a WBA title shot.
The deadline is March 11.
The announcement came less than a week after Mayweather’s former trainer and manager, Floyd Mayweather Sr., filed a lawsuit against the organization.
In a complaint filed in federal court in New York, Mayweather alleges that the WBO and IBHOF are “unfairly attempting to obstruct and delay” his return to the ring.
Mayweather Sr. also claims the WBF, WBA, and WBO have used their power to “deny him his due process rights” and to “persecute him for exercising his free speech rights.”