The WBC 54th Anniversary Commemorative Belts

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The WBC 54th Anniversary Commemorative Belts

The World Boxing Council was founded February 14th, 1963, thanks to the initiative of then President of Mexico, Don Adolfo Lopez Mateos, and a special belt has now been created to honor his memory, and contribution to our existence, plus growth into Boxing’s most important organization.

Don Adolfo was a boxer in his youth and was often seen at the boxing matches, even during his historic six years as President.

With 11 countries present, the World Boxing Council was born and at that very moment, the quest to make boxing safer began.

Mexico celebrates 2 major National Festivities, 5 De Mayo and Independence Day on September 15. Over the years these dates have been directly related to boxing with major contests promoted to commemorate them.

Mexico is the second most important nation of boxing, and its number of champions, is only behind the USA and the third in number of championship fights held, after USA and Japan.

The WBC has decided to institute the “Adolfo Lopez Mateos” commemorative belt to be presented as an special award to the winner of the fights contested on these 2 dates as a way to celebrate the link of boxing with the country of Mexico, which is the home of the WBC headquarters.

On may 6th two Mexican fighters will fight during the Mexican 5 de Mayo celebration weekend in Las Vegas. The winner will be awarded this unique belt, which is hand made by the Huichol community. A uniquely magnificent work of art.

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