WBC president confirms they'll consider Floyd Mayweather's boxing request

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Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), stated this week that the company is strongly thinking about adding Floyd Mayweather's face to each of its belts that it presents in order to recognise the incredible achievements of perhaps the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time

"Floyd is a historic, iconic boxer, just like Muhammad Ali - who is on the [WBC] belt... maybe it's not a bad idea [to also add Mayweather]. There are boxers who represent an era," Sulaiman said.

Floyd's career has been somewhat remarkable.

He seemingly retired at 49-0, but was destined to reach the 50 mark, and he did so in 2017 when he defeated UFC star Conor McGregor.

The WBC supported that contest and created a "Money Belt" for the special occasion. The sanctioning body also tabbed the fight that night as their "2017 Event of The Year."

Mayweather in his illustrious career has captured world titles in five weight divisions and he captured a WBC belt in each of those divisions.

Super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight.

"Now that Mayweather confirmed his retirement, we can consider something like that," Sulaiman said.

"If he is retired he has merit, we will see him, he was a champion in five divisions, he has a lot of merit."

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Earlier this year, Sulaiman stated about that money belt: "It’s made up of 1.5kg of gold, 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 160 emeralds and Italian crocodile leather, and took 3 weeks to produce at a cost of more than $1 million all paid for by Mayweather Promotions."

Sulaiman showed-off the impressive belt during the final pre-fight press conference, saying: "The fight was made because of money, so we have the Money Belt he cost of the materials, the labor to make it, it is an expensive belt, and the winner of this big-money fight will deserve to have the Money Belt."

Now that Mayweather has retired, we now expect him to stay there, instead, concentrating on his boxing promotion career and managing younger talent that is coming through the ranks

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