The first belt given was awarded in 1810 by the king of Great Britain and Ireland at the time, George III, to bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb after he defeated Tom Molineaux, an American former slave. Since then, in boxing, championship belts are awar- ded to the champions of each weight class. Champions maintain permanent possession of these belts even upon losing their title, with a new belt made when a new champion is crowned. Every organisation, such as the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association, the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organization has their own unique belt design. Other disciplines also award championship belts, including professional wrestling, mixed martial arts (MMA), golf and rodeo.