Special Belt Created For Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao

By Staff  |  02/27/2015

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is finally set for May 2nd, and expected to be the biggest fight in boxing history.

So, to honor the historic fight, the victor will receive special belt, possibly containing emeralds or platinum.

While the two fighters prepare for the bout, a special welterweight champion belt will be created, said World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman.

"For this special recognition, I would like to have emeralds or platinum, but everything will be defined during the next weeks," Sulaiman said in a statement posted to the WBC website. "This is because of the magnitude of the event, which will be broadcast via TV networks globally."