By Boxing Bob Newman
The World Boxing Council and premiere Swiss watch maker Hublot have teamed up to create a fund for several stricken heroes of the ring. WBC president Jose Sulaiman and WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman contacted Fightnews to share the details of this venture, as well as announce an historic fund raising event featuring a dozen all–time boxing greats.
On September 29, 2012, the sport of boxing will make historical strides as we celebrate the inauguration of a new pension fund in support of our boxing heroes! While providing knockouts in the ring, many of our favorite fighters have fallen to hard times, suffering numerous injuries and living in devastating conditions. For years, this has been a major concern for those of us who love the sport and it is with jubilation that I tell you, the day has come where we can begin to help those boxers in need.
My dear friend, Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Swiss luxury watch brand- Hublot, has agreed to support this initiation project through the auction of 12 unique Hublot timepieces- each engraved with the signature of a boxing champion. In addition, 12 legendary champions have joined forces with us to show their support of the World Boxing Council Pension Fund.
I take this opportunity to thank the following World Boxing Legends for their participation:
Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Roberto Duran, Oscar De La Hoya, Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson.
In order for “A Legendary Evening” to be a success, we need your help. Jean-Claude Biver and Jose Sulaiman personally wish to invite you to be a part of this memorable event taking place on September 29, 2012 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is on this night that we will auction these 12 unique pieces- the proceeds of which will go to the World Boxing Council in the presence of the legends themselves!
Enclosed is an invitation exclusively for you. The cost to attend and be part of this distinctive moment in history is $1000 per person which will go to support the success of the pension fund. In addition, we have negotiated special rates with the Bellagio Hotel to make this a great experience for you.
Please accept our sincere personal regards and we hope to see you on September 29 in Las Vegas.