The WBC and its President Mauricio Sulaiman have decided to present a special recognition belt for the June 24 fight between former super-lightweight world champion Amir Khan (33-5) and India's Neeraj Goyat (11-3-2) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
“The best craftsmen are working hard to create this special recognition," confirmed Mauricio Sulaiman. "They will produce an impressive and invaluable belt that the winner of the fight will take home to remember this historic night. I am truly honored that the WBC is part of this historic event in Saudi Arabia, with a recognition designed for a special occasion of great magnitude.”
'King' Khan and 'Gangster' Goyat will collide over 12 welterweight rounds in the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on the 193rd day of 2019.
Begampur-born Goyat, 27, previously held the WBC Asian Boxing Council welterweight title between 2015-2017 and is the n.1 ranked welterweight in his home country, whilst Bolton-born Khan, 32, was a unified world champion in 2011.
Bolton boxer Amir Khan of Pakistani origin has always been an active promoter of sports culture and boxing in the Middle East. More than eight years ago he approached WBC lifetime president, Don José Sulaiman, to plan different activities towards the promotion of sports in the region.
Since then, 'King' Khan, has visited several countries in the Middle East to develop boxing, with motivational talks to support the youth.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman also had the opportunity to travel to Pakistan, reaching important agreements with leaders from that country and took time out to congratulate Khan not only for being a great pugilist, but for his commitment as an ambassador of sport and humanity.
"It is an honour for the World Boxing Council to present this special recognition, which is intended to recognise an historic step for boxing in this region."