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 Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement