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Mayweather-Pacquiao winner to get 'special' belt

ESPN staff
February 26, 2015
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally fight on May 2 © Getty Images

The winner of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's mega-fight will be rewarded with a new, specially commissioned WBC belt, it has been announced.

Mayweather and Pacquiao will go head-to-head in Las Vegas on May 2 after the pair finally agreed to a showdown last Saturday.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has since revealed the winner of the fight, which is predicted to be the richest in boxing history and has been a decade and a half in the making, will be presented with a unique memento.

"For this special recognition I would like to have emeralds or platinum, but everything will be defined during the next weeks," Sualaiman told the WBC's official website. "This is because of the magnitude of the event, which will be broadcast via TV networks globally."

"It came in a good moment and it will be an emotive event. Both are obviously putting their legacy at stake, to prove who is the best, satisfying an enormous created expectance. They are also competing to be considered one of the best 10 fighters in the entire boxing history."

With the fight still two months away, tickets are not yet officially on sale but some third-party websites are already listing re-sales for up to £13,600.

Sulaiman added: "It is a big shame that tickets are staying with wealthy people. However, boxing fans will have the opportunity to watch the fight via TV. Economic interests are involved with resulting high prices."

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