Source: Al Bello
The World Boxing Council recently announced that they are going to honor Floyd’s Mayweather’s legacy and career in boxing by placing his picture on each WBC belt going forward.
For the past two decades, the sport of boxing has seen many fighters leave their distinctive marks on the sport. Still, no one has quite left a mark on Boxing like the great Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather has fought a total of 50 bouts, clocking in 27 knockouts and zero losses. Alongside his outstanding record, he has also managed to capture numerous WBC titles in five different divisions: super Featherweight, Lightweight, Super lightweight, Welterweight, and Super welterweight. Although Floyd has shown interest in other ventures throughout his career, he has never lost focus on what Boxing is all about: victory.
“I’m honored to have the WBC include my likeness on their Green and Gold belts for eternity,” said Mayweather. “I remember the first time I won a WBC belt and saw the photos of the great champions on there and always wanted to be there too. It really is a dream come true for me to be alongside the great Ali, and WBC founder Don Jose, and to be recognized by them for my contributions to the organization and the sport. I am beyond grateful to receive this honor. “
Mayweather earned his first WBC title belt at the age of 19 in 1998 by defeating the #1 ranked super-featherweight Genaro Hernandez by TKO. Before the fight, Mayweather was 17-0, and eager to prove himself on the biggest stage of them all. Since then, Mayweather has scored a total of 26 consecutive title fight wins with 12 title defense wins. With the help of Floyd Mayweather Sr. and the late Roger Mayweather, Mayweather has been able to blossom into a Word Class Boxing legend.
Floyd Mayweather is by far one of the best pound-for-pound defensive boxers in the world. He has managed to defeat other boxing legends such Shane Moseley, Manny Pacquiao, and Oscar De La Hoya, and even end the undefeated record of Canelo Alvarez. Mayweather’s resume speaks volumes from start to finish. Based on the amount of prestige and power Mayweather has brought to the sport, he is more than deserving of having his face be placed on the Green and yellow belt.