The World Boxing Council announce new professional belt.
The new WBC Silver Belt will be proudly awarded to the winner of the featherweight bout between Saint-Quentin s own Cyril “the Hunter” Thomas (36 (10 KO) – 3 – 4) and the Beninese undefeated prospect Justin “le Malin” Savi (23 (15 KOs ) – 0 – 0).
WBC President José Sulaimán commented, “The inaugural WBC Silver Championship is an extraordinary accolade of the WBC World Silver Championship will create unmatched excitement and a chance for boxers to achieve, winning a title with world recognition. The WBC is delighted to work with the promoters of this bout, Pascal Cordier/Sport Evenements and R2 Image and Events, in this first bout for the World Silver Belt, to be broadcast by their French TV network partner. The WBC wishes the best of luck to both boxers in their quest to become the first ever WBC World Silver Champion.”
“The WBC World Silver Belt will present unique opportunities for boxers from every country around the world, as they ascend to challenge the reigning WBC World Champion to rule their weight division.”
I’d assume there’ll be a Bronze Belt on the way soon!