KEY POINTS

  • Floyd Mayweather's photo will be added to all WBC world boxing titles
  • Mayweather feels honored to be recognized by the WBC
  • The unbeaten American takes on Logan Paul in an exhibition fight next month

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will undoubtedly go down as one of the boxing greats in history, and the World Boxing Council (WBC) took the initiative to recognize the undefeated American pugilist's contributions to the sport by adding his photo as a side plate to all world title belts of the governing body. 

The decision was made recently for Mayweather, who won the WBC world title in five weight classes. This includes the super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight.

Aside from that, Mayweather also won some special titles such as the “Money” belt and the diamond title, Boxingscene reported.

Mayweather is aware that such an honor is given to only a select few fighters. For him, it is a dream come true, something that he admits he was dreaming of when he first won a WBC strap.

“I remember the first time I won a WBC belt and saw the photos of the great champions on there and always wanted to be there too. It really is a dream come true for me to be alongside the great [Muhammad] Ali, and WBC founder Don Jose [Sulaiman], and to be recognized by them for my contributions to the organization and the sport. I am beyond grateful to receive this honor,” Mayweather stated.

Mayweather’s first WBC title was at 130 pounds. He won over Genaro Hernandez whose corner stopped the fight after eight rounds.

Hernandez passed away in 2011 due to cancer, and the 43-year-old American was the one who paid for his funeral.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC Money Belt after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC Money Belt after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match Photo: Getty Images | Christian Petersen

For now, the focus for Mayweather is Logan Paul. He is set to face the internet sensation this coming February in an exhibition contest.

Beyond that, it remains to be seen what Mayweather has lined up. It appears he is content settling for this type of bouts although some pundits are still urging him to consider having a rematch with either Manny Pacquiao or Conor McGregor.