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This beyond weekend in Las Vegas, Swiss watch logo Hublot teamed up with the World Boxing Council (WBC) for a star-studded event entitled Night of Champions. The gala befell the night earlier than the Canelo/Jacobs fight and venerated thirteen of the maximum legendary boxers in history which will increase money for the WBC Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund (to assist boxers who had been much less fortunate in their careers). In reality, way to a silent public sale, a stay auction and a donation pledge program, Hublot and WBC raised $1.2 million.
The cocktail and seated dinner turned into history inside the making, honoring extra than a dozen of the best residing legends, and with many greater well-known boxers in attendance. Those commemorated included “Iron” Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic medalist and five-time heavy weight winner Evander Holyfield, Olympic medalist Lennox Lewis, four-time world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, 5-time world champion Roberto Duran, Detroit-born Thomas Hearns “The hit man,” Big George Foreman, seven-time global champion in six divisions Oscar De la Hoya, three-time heavy weight champ Vitaly Klitschko, five department champion five times Jeff Fenech, Hozumi Hasegawa, and Zou Shiming. Additionally Carlos Santana become venerated for his contribution to tune and turned into awarded the Campeon de los angeles Musica (Champion of Music).
Among the objects auctioned at the dinner were eight one-of-a-type applications that Hublot supplied, together with a trip to Kiev to enroll in retired boxer Vitaly Klitschko, now Mayor of Kiev, for a weekend. Other packages deliver the winner of the auction package deal into the Heavyweight champion ring at an upcoming combat, or to throw the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, or receiveprivate boxing lessons from a WBC Champion. In all, it become an excellent array of applications being auctioned, many of which leverage the numerous sports activities involvements of Hublot. All of the proceeds go to the charitable projects of WBC, the global governing body in the boxing international. In conjunction with Hublot, WBC hooked up the Jose’ Sulaiman Boxers Fund seven years in the past in 2012 with the aim of shielding the safety, health and properly being of boxers. The price range raised are dispensed to retired boxers with fitness or financial difficulties.
In an interview the day of the occasion, boxing excellent Lennox Lewis said he admires what the WBC and Hublot are doing. “Not absolutely everyone is a champion in boxing. Not all and sundry makes it. They put their coronary heart and soul into boxing and get nothing back out of it. We must assist them and put some thing available for them. Hublot and WBC are doing that.” He also mentioned the fact that in the past, luxurious watch brands didn’t need to get involved inside the international of boxing. “It changed into taken into consideration a violet recreation, so luxurious manufacturers stayed away. But now, due to the fact the generations have changed, it isn’t always seen as violent but as an important sport that humans are excited to look at. Other brands placed their cash in different sports. We are very glad to have Hublot operating with us.”
In honor of the partnership with WBC, Hublot unveiled the Big Bang Unico WBC watch in green ceramic and in gold with inexperienced ceramic bezel. The 45mm watches house the HUB1242 Unico manufacture-made self-winding chronograph movement with column-wheel flyback chronograph and 72 hours of strength reserve. For a better view of the 330-component movement, the matte black dial is partly open-worked. The mirco-blasted inexperienced ceramic version is being made in a limited version of one hundred pieces, while the yellow gold version with inexperienced ceramic bezel is being made in a 50-piece edition. Both are completed with a green alligator strap, as inexperienced is the coloration of the championship belt. Each of the 13 residing legend boxers that had been commemorated on the occasion had been gifted the inexperienced ceramic model of the Hublot Big Bang Unico WBC.
According to Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, “We are proud to have raised over 1 million dollars tonight to benefit the WBC and celebrate the fusion of world-famend competitors and Swiss watchmaking. This collaboration maintains the emblem’s long history in assist of the noble artwork of boxing and celebrating the legend of the legends.”