Boxers rarely get to keep their belts when they lose a match. It is instead presented to the winner of the fight, as a symbol of the champion's victory. The belts are often passed down, only changing hands when a boxer loses or retires. This tradition has been around for centuries, and is a symbol of the hard-fought victory in the ring. It is a reminder that no champion can hold on to the title forever, and that the challenge must be taken up again and again. Boxers may receive a replica of the belt to commemorate their accomplishments, but the original is almost never kept by the loser.