MANILA, Philippines – The World Boxing Council on Wednesday announced that they have crowned unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “supreme champion.”
According to Boxing Scene, the decision was made during the ongoing 51st WBC Convention in Bangkok.
The “honorific title” will be presented to Mayweather in a special event in Las Vegas.
The title is "a recognition of our admiration to a champion who has conquered five titles in the same amount of divisions, plus he has earned the WBC diamond and emeritus titles and the golden belt,” said WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman.
“He also has broken every boxing record,” Sulaiman added.
Sulaiman said the title is not another championship, but is meant to honor Mayweather, whom he now considers as “among the best fighters in history, beside… Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, (Roberto) Duran and more.”
Mayweather recently hiked his win-loss record to 45-0 after dominating Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their fight last September. In May, he routed Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in what was his first fight since returning from a brief incarceration last year.