WBC welterweight champion @FloydMayweather was declared “Supreme Champion” by the World Boxing Council, who made the ruling during the ongoing 51st WBC Convention in #Bangkok, Thailand. This is an honorific title that will be awarded only this time after a unanimous vote by the 165 countries that form the WBC. The WBC will have a special event in Las Vegas to present the Supreme Champion award to @FloydMayweather.
WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman said:
“Is a recognition of our admiration to a champion who has conquered 5 titles in the same amount of divisions, plus he has earned the WBC diamond and emeritus titles and the golden belt. He also has broken every boxing record” Sulaiman said.
He also explained that this title is not “another championship - but an honorific award to Mayweather who is now among the best fighters in history beside the King of Boxing #MuhammadAli, Sugar Ray Leonard, Duran and more.” via BoxingScene.com #TBE