PICTURED: WBC unveil special commemorative belt for Mayweather-McGregor

The final Mayweather v McGregor press conference took place tonight in Las Vegas and was a rather a tame affair.

The event at the MGM Grand was open to media only and, with McGregor arriving extremely late, it was a muted conference.

One tidbit that did come to light was that there will be a belt on the line on Saturday night.

Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the WBC, was present and the Mexican is backing boxer Mayweather. ‘Money May’ is a five weight champion, and won the WBC portion of the crown at each weight.

Sulaiman described him as the WBC’s “most loyal champion,” and has commissioned a once-off commemorative belt for the fight on Saturday. In through Mayweather style, the belt is called ‘the WBC Money Belt.’

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The belt features 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires and 160 emeralds as well as 1.5kg of 24 carat gold, and is made from alligator leather. The belt is off-centre to preserve the natural flow of the leather.

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