‘It Really Is a Dream Come True’ – Floyd Mayweather Reacts to WBC’s Latest Decision

Published 01/21/2021, 3:07 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 03: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has received yet another prestigious honor for his boxing career. The undefeated fighter has now got special recognition from the WBC that will ensure he is etched in boxing history forever. He even reacted to the news.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Despite retiring in 2017, Mayweather still seems to rack in the accolades. The WBC announced on their social media that he would be one picture on their famed WBC belts. This should ensure his legendary status for years to come.

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The official WBC Instagram account wrote, “We are honoring the stellar career of @floydmayweather by placing his picture on each of its famed Green and Gold Belts”. 

This is a testament to the iconic fighter who won the WBC belt in 5 different weight classes.

Mayweather will be in great company on the WBC belt. He will join by the likes of arguably the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and legendary WBC president Jose Sulaiman. Moreover, every belt will include the current champion and challenger in that weight class.

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Floyd Mayweather reacts to being on the WBC belt

Despite his verbal feud with the organization, Mayweather spoke to BoxingScene after the news broke out and showed the. He said, “I’m honored to have the WBC include my likeness on their green and gold belts for eternity.” 

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Mayweather remembered what it felt like to win his first WBC belt and how he wanted to be on the belt like the greats. He then said, “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.”

He will now be on every WBC belt in the future along with Ali, Sulaiman, and Louis. However, the other pictures on the belt will change based on the champions in that weight category and the challengers. What do you make of the WBC’s decision to honor Mayweather’s legacy?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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