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$1-million emerald belt for Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao winner

$1-million emerald belt for Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao winner
Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao appear at a news conference in Los Angeles on March 11 to promote their championship fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images)

A one-of-a-kind belt will be presented to what the World Boxing Council is calling the “Fight for Eternity” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

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.

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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.

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