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MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR

Mayweather and McGregor are fighting for the Money Belt

The fighters in Saturday's big match up will be battling for a specially created belt, featuring an appropriately excessive amount of jewels and gold.

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The WBC "Money Belt" is displayed during a news conference with undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. on August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus
STEVE MARCUSREUTERS

Mayweather v McGregor is, in terms of money, the biggest fight ever, with Mayweather possibly earning $300 million and McGregor clearing $100 million. And the organisers have decided to ensure the belt the fighters will be battling for is at the same level, in cash terms anyway.

The WBC Money Belt
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The WBC Money BeltSTEVE MARCUSREUTERS

Alligator leather, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds...

The Italian-crafted alligator-leather belt was presented by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman at the final press conference before the self-styled once in a lifetime fight spectacle on Saturday night in Las Vegas, and features the following:

3,360 diamonds
600 sapphires
300 emeralds
1.5 kg of gold

The Money Belt
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The Money Belt

Mayweather, who has an unbeaten 49-0 record, takes on the UFC champion on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena. As the organisers say: "Fists will fly and worlds will collide as the most disciplined and fundamentally sound fighter in the history of boxing steps into the ring with one of the most impressive MMA fighters to ever carry the title of UFC Champion."

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