UPSTAGED BY THE WBC GOLDEN BELT, THE WBA ALSO PRODUCES A SPECIAL BELT FOR MAYWEATHER-ALVAREZ WINNER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 11 Sep 2013
Obviously upstaged by the World Boxing Council which has produced a hugely expensive pure gold belt to be awarded to the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez title fight on Sunday, Manila Time, the World Boxing Association is also producing a special world champion’s belt for the winner.
A WBA source was quoted as saying that the organization “is designing a special world championship belt for the winner of Alvarez-Mayweather. We are in the final design. I just know that it’s almost ready and we want to give it to the winner. It is very costly but will only be ready when the final details are finished.”
The first special belt for a title fight was the WBC “Diamond Belt” which “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao won when he scored a 12th round TKO over Miguel Cotto.
The presentation of the golden belt was done with fanfare in Mexico City last week.
The unique gold belt had the Tourism Secretary of Mexico as sponsor and it is embossed with the word Mexico.
The “Diamond Belt” won by Pacquiao laced with diamonds, rubies and other precious stones.
The unveiling of the gold belt in Mexico was attended by former world champions such as Ultiminio Ramos, Pipino Cuevas, Isaac Bustos, Rafael Limón, Diamond champions Ana María Torres, Daniel Estrada, Yesica Chávez and Adrián Hernández.
In good old fashioned North Country terms, the solid gold belt is worth some: "Brass." The Mexican craftsman who lovingly molded it wants to remain anonymous. As to it's value....Don Jose stayed coy, using an oft used Don King quote: "Mucho dinero!"
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|The Dwyre Chronicles: "Smelts, Belts and Jose Ramírez"|
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016PABUSTAN CLASHES WITH WBO BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION PUNGLUANG SOR SINGYU IN TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 12 Feb 2016Ronda Rousey -- I'M FIGHTING AGAIN!!! (PHOTOS)
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016Amanda Serrano Sends an Ultimatum to All World Champions in her Division
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016FAN FAVORITES AND RISING STARS CHRISTIAN "CHIMPA" GONZALEZ, IVAN "STRIKER" DELGADO, OSCAR "EL JAGUAR" NEGRETE AND RAFAEL "EL ALIKIN" GRAMAJO TO FIGHT AT LA FIGHT CLUB'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON MARCH 4
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016"RELENTLESS" ANTONIO OROZCO IS SET TO FACE MIGUEL ACOSTA ON MARCH 25 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA.
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016King's Promotions fighters Carlos Rosario & David Gonzales speak after big wins this past Tuesday night
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016A Revolution in Boxer-Manager Relationships
By , Fri, 12 Feb 2016邹市明完胜对手,比赛吸引 3650万中国观众
By T. Chin-Te, Thu, 11 Feb 2016ATTACKING PACQUIAO’S SHOULDER A BIG MISTAKE
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 11 Feb 2016Isn’t Pacquiao-Bradley 3 also a junk sale?
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 11 Feb 2016PHOENIX PETROLEUM IMPORT EXPECTS AN EXCITING BATTLE WHEN PACQUIAO AND BRADLEY WHO ARE BOTH WARRIORS CLASH ON APRIL 9
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 11 Feb 2016Arthur Abraham Statement on Gilberto Ramirez Title Defense
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016Pacquiao-Bradley to Feature Hispanic World Championship PPV Undercard
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016Jerry Jones -- Gunning for GGG vs. Alvarez Fight ... At AT&T Stadium
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016HERRING DEFEATS FLORES ON PBC'S TOE-TO-TOE
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016UNDEFEATED JULIAN WILLIAMS TO FACE MARCELLO MATANO IN IBF 154-POUND ELIMINATOR, MARCH 5, LIVE ON SHOWTIME
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016EAST COAST TOP PROSPECTS ADDED TO THE NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD OF LUIS ORTIZ VS. TONY THOMPSON
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016Silver Spoon Promotions card on Saturday, February 20 at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey--POSTPONED
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016FREDDIE ROACH BRINGING TWO UNBEATEN FIGHTERS AS SPARRING PARTNERS FOR PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 11 Feb 2016Bill Dwyre: "Pacquiao and Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws"
By , Thu, 11 Feb 2016ROACH PREPARES SPARMATES FOR PACQUIAO
By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 10 Feb 2016BRADLEY FORMALLY RELINQUISHES WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 10 Feb 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Bradley/Pacquiao Update, Amir Khan vs. Saul Alvarez
By Don Smith, Wed, 10 Feb 2016