Hublot and the WBC (World Boxing Council), co-hosted an unforgettable evening recently to celebrate its continued partnership with an exclusive ‘Night of Champions’ gala dinner and live auction to benefit the José Sulaimán Boxers Fund.
Held at Encore Hotel, Las Vegas it was by some of the greatest boxing living legends including: Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Julio César Chávez, Roberto Duran, Zou Shiming, Thomas Hearns, George Foreman, Oscar De la Hoya, Vitali Klitschko, Jeff Fenech and Hozumi Hasegawa. Additional celebrities attended to support the initiative, including musician Carlos Santana and Mexican TV personality, Jacky Bracamontes.
The WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, established in 2012 in conjunction with Hublot, aims to protect athletes’ safety, health and well-being. Since its creation, the Fund has raised and distributed over $1.2million dollars to retired boxers with financial and medical hardships for housing, living expenses, and medical costs.
Hublot demonstrates a continued commitment to the WBC in 2019 by auctioning off one-of-a-kind packages with all proceeds going to the Fund. The unique packages included the chance to get in the ring at the Canelo vs. Jacobs Fight the next day, throwing the first pitch for one of the top MLB teams, and a private boxing lesson from a WBC Heavyweight Champion. Additionally, a raffle and silent auction featured exclusive items such as the last known glove signed by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a golf club signed by Dustin Johnson, as well as a pair of shoes signed by Kobe Bryant.
The evening was a knockout success as Hublot and the WBC raised 1.2million dollars, all of which will go to support the José Sulaimán Boxers Fund! In celebration of Hublot’s partnership with the WBC, the Swiss watchmaker has created TheBig Bang Unico WBC in two styles which feature a green alligator strap that embodies the unique design of the iconic championship belt, which is the highest form of recognition a boxer can be awarded. The first model features a fully polished green ceramic case with a matte black skeleton dial. The second style is distinctly Hublot incorporating 18k gold with the green ceramic into the case. All of the boxing champions were gifted the Big Bang UnicoWBC in green ceramic.