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Floyd Mayweather

Boxing Officials Want Explanation

Before Issuing License

1/7/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather
is NOT properly licensed to fight in Nevada on May 5 ... despite having the judge's blessing ... and TMZ has learned state officials are demanding to speak with Floyd in person before they will allow him to fight.

TMZ spoke with Keith Kizer -- Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission -- who tells us all fighters must apply for a license annually ... but fighters with a conviction are sometimes required to plead their case to the commission in person.

Floyd was convicted of beating his baby mama last month ... and Friday, he convinced the judge to delay his jail sentence so he could fight an unnamed opponent at the MGM Grand on May 5.

The next step is to apply for the license, but Kizer tells us it's not uncommon for a fighter to begin the process just a few weeks before their first bout of the year.  We're told Floyd has been flagged for a face-to-face ... if and when he applies.

"The commission looks at experience, integrity, character and skill to determine whether or not it's appropriate to issue a license," Kizer says.

And it ain't a slam dunk either -- the commission is known to REJECT applications  ... most famously denying Mike Tyson in 2002 after he was involved in a brawl at a NYC news conference.

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The Neko Nation    

Floyd is a great boxer but an even greater sorry excuse for a human being. The man is a woman abuser, racist, and even threatens his own children. And not a surprise that a low life skank like Kim Kardashian would be supporting Floyd. Typical for people whose self entitlement knows no bounds.

1022 days ago


Money matters. He will be allowed to fight so that everyone in US who wants to deal with it will have their share of MONEY.. Money is all the reason. For sure somehow that judge gets her Big Pie and the rest will get theis too..

1022 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

lol, i thought that said 'an unarmed' opponent! now that would be fitting!! haa haa haaa!!

1022 days ago

Jerry Lynch    

Let everyone please stop with the "baby mama" stuff. That is black/ebonics talk for "girlfriend." He beat up his live-in girlfriend and threatened his children.

1022 days ago


Everyone with these negative comments are HATERS =Having Anger Toward Everyone Reaching Success.. Everybody has been into it with a significant other and the altercation has been blown up.. this is bull**** and u Haters are full of ****.

1022 days ago

jun separa    

surely they will not do that! give him a licence! this is the boxer who does not trust NSAC for PEDS testing! he has not shown any but mistrust to a state testing authority!

1022 days ago


It is the end of the world, people with power and money has priveledge in the justice system. I won't be surprise if they'll have maids and cooks in their own private jail cell.

1022 days ago


Mayweather to Nevada State Athletic Commision..." I have to beat my baby mama because I am to afraid to fight Pacquiao."

1022 days ago


Dami pang satsat. Laban kung laban..daming kaik-ikan.

1021 days ago


Experience and skill will trump integrity and character and the NBC will grant the license. $100 million buys a lot of votes in Las Vegas.

1021 days ago


Ok i totally understand everyone's point. BTW i am not a mayweather fan by any means,but for everyone to act shocked that he bought his way out of jail time is crazy. look how many times little miss Lohan messed up and got out of it. this is not the first time we have seen this happen. BTW Mayweather VS. Pac-man would never happen b'cuz floyd is a coward and a cheat.....we give these "STARS" the power that they have everyone should Man up to there short comings IMO

1021 days ago


... Ohhh please, a CONVICTED man will be granted license??? The word convicted itself should mean something right? So, that's how JUSTICE rules now a days??? Is it always about the MONEY? Should they call this JUSTICE FOR THE CONVICTED??? Really LAS VEGAS? Really dude???

1021 days ago
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