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WBC unveils pure gold belt to be presented to the Mayweather-Alvarez winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

On Tuesday in Mexico City, the World Boxing Council made the first presentation the the pure gold WBC belt to be given to the winner of the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez on September 14 in Las Vegas. The belt has been developed by a Mexican artisan with the same Italian leather used in Ferrari cars and two kilos of 24 carat gold, with the faces of both world champions and the flags of the U.S. and Mexico and a commemoration of the 50 year WBC anniversary. “It’s a big fight and this belt is of great value to boxing. It’s a special prize for the winner of the fight between the two best in current world boxing,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman.

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