4 December, 2012, Union City, NJ -- The winning fighter of the Pacquaio-Marquez bout on December 8, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, will be awarded an exclusively crafted and elaborately refined rendition of the WBO Championship motif.“This Champion of the Decade belt is a work of art,” Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, WBO President, said. “It’s a magnificent job by Master Craftsmen Ardash Sahaghian and Edward Majian who once more have demonstrated their unsurpassable creativity and originality.” With perfectly detailed contours and a hand polished mirror finish, the winner takes home a truly one-of-a-kind trophy to mark his aggregate contribution to the sport of boxing and the World Boxing Organization.
“Every crevice of this belt has been carefully finished, and the results, I think, speak for themselves,” Edward S. Majian, President of SARTONK, stated, before reflecting: “Some purists criticize belts. But ours is the perspective of the craftsman. Our work aspires towards perfection, and we put every ounce of ourselves into that aspiration. What you see in this belt is devotion to boxing. And don’t the fighters deserve that? When the moments are long-gone, this belt will immortalize the time these men met to put themselves on the line and gave their fans one more epic bout.”
President Valcarcel will travel tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th, to Las Vegas to attend the Weigh-In and the unveiling of the belt, and to attend the historic fourth fight between the two great Super Champions and future Hall of Famers, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Photos will begin circulating via SARTONK and WBO’s Twitter and Facebook feeds this week: @SARTONK and @WorldBoxingOrg