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Winner of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight gets an Emerald belt


A very exquisite belt will be given  to what the World Boxing Council is calling the superfight  between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Following a  fan poll on the WBC website, the judging body made an announcement that  it will award the winner of the May 2 welterweight bout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas an emerald belt which was estimated to be worth around $1 million.

The emerald belt won  over an onyx belt as the winner’s prize in fan voting, 53% to 47%.

The belt follows the diamond belt that Mayweather earlier  won for winning over Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2013.

WBC said in  a statement the belt was designed “to appropriately recognize the winner of this titanic and epic event,” likely to slam records for pay-per-view and live-gate receipts.

The standing of the boxing superstars: Pacquiao has won world titles in eight divisions and Mayweather (47-0) has belts in five weight classes.


photo source: TMZ