After fan voting on the WBC website, the sanctioning body has announced it will award the winner of the May 2 welterweight bout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas an emerald belt estimated to be worth around $1 million.
The emerald belt was preferred over an onyx belt as the winner's prize in fan voting, 53% to 47%.
Described as an “exquisite masterpiece,” the belt follows the diamond belt that Mayweather previously won for defeating Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2013.
In a statement, the WBC said the belt was designed “to appropriately recognize the winner of this titanic and epic event,” expected to shatter records for pay-per-view and live-gate receipts.
Pacquiao has won world titles in eight divisions and Mayweather (47-0) has belts in five weight classes.