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Floyd Mayweather: 'Pacquiao can have the belt, a belt don't make me'

Floyd Mayweather isn't particularly concerned with Manny Pacquiao being installed as No. 1 contender to his WBC welterweight title.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Floyd Mayweather, shockingly, is no closer to facing Manny Pacquiao than he was before, and Mayweather doesn't care that Pacquiao has been named No. 1 contender by the WBC for Floyd's welterweight title:

"It's not just Floyd Mayweather's bigger than a title. Floyd Mayweather at the level now, he can come out with his own world championship belt. ... Everybody's talking about the title, (Pacquiao's) the mandatory. He can have the belt! A belt don't make me."

Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) is currently in a voluntary title defense stage according to the WBC. He won the belt from Victor Ortiz in September 2011 and has made just one defense, which came in May 2013 against Robert Guerrero, who at the time held the WBC interim belt. However you want to rationalize it, the truth is that Mayweather is bigger than belts, and sanctioning bodies aren't going to bust his balls about it. It's just not worth it from their end. They can always just make some other belt, be it "interim" or "regular" or whatever, and generally speaking, they do. Mayweather is also currently the WBA "super" and WBC champion at 154 pounds, as well. He has options.

Mayweather will be back on May 3, with Amir Khan still believed to be the frontrunner for that fight.

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