The World Boxing Council (WBC) is set to honor the legacy of fifteen times world champion Floyd Mayweather by adding his picture to all of its prestigious world titles.
Earning the coveted green and gold belt around the waist is a dream for many professional boxers and few rise to the top to become a WBC champion of the world. However, to have your own picture on the belts- that is one different class of achievement.
Now, Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) will see his own face beside the legends of the sport such as Muhammad Ali and Don Jose Sulaiman and will have his picture on all WBC belts of each weight class.
Beyond grateful to receive this honor: Floyd Mayweather comments on having his face etched permanently on all WBC belts
“Floyd Mayweather enters The WBC championship belt for eternity as an homage to an illustrious career precisely on 2021 the year designated as “the year of boxing”, a statement from WBC read on their official website.
“The World Boxing Council is very proud Floyd`s image is now on our Green and Gold Belt.”
Aside from the photos of Ali, Don Jose and the “Money” Mayweather which have become permanent, each WBC belt bears the pictures of two of the greatest champions of that particular division as well as the current reigning champion, six in total.
“I’m honored to have the WBC include my likeness on their Green and Gold belts for eternity,” an overjoyed Mayweather said after WBC’s official announcement.
During his decorated boxing career, Mayweather clinched WBC titles at super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, and super welterweight divisions.
“I remember the first time I won a WBC belt and saw the photos of the great champions on there and always wanted to be there too,” the 43-year-old went on, “it really is a dream come true for me to be alongside the great Ali, and WBC founder Don Jose, and to be recognized by them for my contributions to the organization and the sport.
“I am beyond grateful to receive this honor,” Mayweather added.