Advertisement
Advertisement

Sulaiman Proud of Gold Mayweather-Canelo WBC Belt

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

The World Boxing Council headed by its president Don Jose Sulaiman presented the solid gold belt that will go to the winner of the battle of the undefeated between pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr and the poster boy of Mexican boxing today, unbeaten Saul "Canelo" Alvarez scheduled to take place at the sold-out MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 14th.

The presentation was done with fanfare in Mexico City.

The WBC reported that "two security guards wearing dark glasses and sharp suits were on hand to ensure its glittering progress. The belt itself was in a heavy attache case handcuffed to one of their tree trunk wrists."


 
WBC President Jose Sulaiman said this belt is an award to honor the winner of the super match between Mayweather and the 22 year old  “Canelo” Alvarez.

This unique belt has the Tourism Secretary of Mexico as sponsor and it is embossed with the word Mexico.

The first major belt that broke away from the usual green and gold was the "Diamond Belt" laced with diamonds, rubies and other precious stones which was won by "Fighter of the Decade" Manny Pacquiao when he scored a 12th round TKO over Miguel Cotto who subsequently went the distance with Mayweather.

The event was attended by former world champions such as Ultiminio Ramos, Pipino Cuevas, Isaac Bustos, Rafael Limón, Diamond champions Ana María Torres,  Daniel Estrada, Yesica Chávez and Adrián Hernández.

In good old fashioned North Country terms, the solid gold belt is worth some: "Brass." The Mexican craftsman who lovingly moulded it wants to remain anonymous. As to it's value....Don Jose stayed coy, using an often used Don King quote: "Mucho dinero!" 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 09-04-2013

how many damn belts does the WBC have now? assuming Sulaiman will charge an extra fee for this belt surprised fighters even bother with that crap Sulaiman comes up with a belt for every damn fight :laugh:

Comment by xcaret IV on 09-04-2013

[QUOTE=Money Team.;13710191]Soon as i saw Mannys name mentioned out of nowhere and "fighter of the decade" i knew it was a Ronnie article[/QUOTE] lmfao i scrolled up to make sure the author was ronnie and yup it was..haha

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 09-04-2013

[QUOTE=Money Team.;13710191]Soon as i saw Mannys name mentioned out of nowhere and "fighter of the decade" i knew it was a Ronnie article[/QUOTE] You could tell it was a Ronnie article even without the Manny name drop - he always…

Comment by RapidFire180 on 09-04-2013

Nothing special about this belt at all

Comment by ModernTalking on 09-04-2013

[QUOTE=commonsense81;13709947]this is just a refurbished belt right???[/QUOTE] It was specifically made for this fight but they just had is spelled wrong. It's not WBC, it's CWB...a gold Catch Weight Boxing belt.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash Luke Campbell Focused, Aims To Do a Job on Argenis Mendez Otto Wallin Faces Osborne Machimana on September 10th Liam Walsh to meet Andrey Klimov in IBF final eliminator Leo Santa Cruz Fearful Frampton Won’t Come To Fight Saturday Loeffler on GGG-Brook: The Best at 147 Facing The Best at 160 Bradley Warns: Crawford Can Win, But Pacquiao is NO Postol HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement