Special $1million belt for Mayweather vrs Pacquaio

Boxing fans worldwide have picked an emerald green, diamond-encrusted belt to be strapped around the waist of either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao at the conclusion of their $300million fight of the century in Las Vegas on May 2.

The WBC held a public vote to choose between an onyx belt of unusual design or their more traditional green world champion belt, with the latter winning by a margin of just six per cent.

The cost of the belt is likely to be upwards of $1m.

The treasured memento comes as a bonus to the winner of a fight for which Mayweather is expected to receive $180m and Pacquiao $120m.

In a statement the WBC said: ‘This exquisite masterpiece is especially designed by the World Boxing Council, for a unique bout that is already gracing the pages of boxing history.

‘In order to appropriately recognise the winner of this titanic and epic event on May 2, emeralds have triumphed.

‘The World Boxing Council is very grateful to the multitude of fans that participated in this process, voting on our web page, to choose the historic belt Mayweather or Pacquiao will proudly possess.’