World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman announced the winner of the long-awaited clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will receive a special belt to highlight the event’s importance.
The WBC’s official site passed along comments from Sulaiman, who also applauded both fighters for putting their legacies on the line to create this superfight:
For this special recognition I would like to have emeralds or platinum, but everything will be defined during the next weeks. This is because of the magnitude of the event, which will be broadcast via TV networks globally.
It came in a good moment and it will be an emotive event. Both are obviously putting their legacy at stake, to prove who’s the best, satisfying an enormous created expectance. They are also competing to be considered one of the best 10 fighters in the entire boxing history.
The value of the new belt is expected to be in the millions, not that either of these guys are hurting for money.