Mayweather vs McGregor: WBC considering putting Diamond belt on the line

Mayweather vs McGregor: WBC considering putting Diamond belt on the line

Following the confirmation of the highly anticipated superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has said they are considering creating a commemorative belt or putting the WBC Diamond strap on the line for the fight.

McGregor, who will be making his professional debut, will take on undefeated Mayweather on August 26 in Las Vegas in what is set to be one of the biggest boxing fights ever.

The duo will fight at 154 pounds in a 12-round fight, and are now in camp for the contest with organisers hopeful the clash could break pay-per-view records.

The WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, when asked about the WBC Diamond belt, said: “‘Maybe, I don’t know. I’m not against it.”

“We have been supportive of events that have a special interest. We provide special pieces of art for those events,” Sulaiman told Boxing News.

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“I see this as an event that will attract attention and I support it. It’s puts boxing in the spotlight for every single person on the planet. That is good for the sport.

“When we do commemorative trophies, art work, it’s to bring a special added value. We do so many [good] things outside the ring.

“It would be easy to just rank fighters, sanction fights and then go home.

“But we don’t do that, we make sure that boxing is active in people’s minds.”

Mayweather has not fought since 2015 but is considered one of the all-time great pound-for-pound boxers, with his current record being 49-0 and a possible victory against the UFC star on August 26 would make it a round figure.

It is also reported that each man could rake in an excess of $100 million from the fight.



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