WBC Considers Adding Mayweather To Title Belts
President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaiman, revealed that the organization will tinker with the idea of adding the photo of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to all future titles.
A few days ago, Floyd Mayweather intimated that his likeness should be added to world titles, a request that Sulaiman is considering strongly.
“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.
Following Mayweather’s return to boxing for a fight against Conor McGregor in August of 2017, the WBC supported that contest and created a “Money Belt” for the “money fight”. The sanctioning body also tabbed Mayweather vs. McGregor as their “2017 Event of The Year.”
Mayweather captured world titles in five weight divisions and he captured a WBC in each of those divisions – super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. He’s also captured several commemorative titles for the organization, like the “Diamond belt.”
“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.”
Sulaiman did not reveal a timeline on when they will render a decision on the matter.