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Mayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada

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Mayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada

CREATED Jul 25, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now organize and market fights in Nevada all on his own.

The Nevada Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to grant the undefeated welterweight champion a promoter's license. The 37-year-old Mayweather has previously worked with fight promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions in his televised matchups in Las Vegas.

Boxing promoters are responsible for everything from insuring fighters against injury to paying for drug tests and hiring a ring announcer.

Mayweather is a licensed promoter in Washington and New York. Ellerbe said the boxer plans to seek licenses in other states.