If there’s one thing in the world that boxing needs, it’s another trinket to parade around. And luckily for us the WBC has created a new commemorative belt that honors two Mexican holidays that typically make up the biggest fight weekends of the year — May 5th and September 15th (Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independance Day).
Considering that we have a big all-Mexican clash slated for May 6 between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the timing couldn’t be any better as the winner will be the first to receive this highly decorative piece.
The biggest fights of the year are usually on May 5th or September 15th weekends, which are Mexican Holidays. For that reason, the WBC has created a special belt made by Huicholes, indigenous people in Mexico, to be awarded to the biggest fights on those weekends, starting with #CaneloChavezJr on May 6th! These are three samples of which one may be chosen. Beautiful belts, one of a kind! Can't wait to see who the first Champion will be to receive it! It's not for a Championship, it's a commemorative Belt for the best fights on Mexican holidays! Which one is your favorite? #WBC #HopeAndGlory #BoxingInspires #GreenBelt #TodosUnidos #Mexico #CaneloChavez
The organization makes it clear that this won’t be another championship belt, despite ‘World Champion’ being written across it, but rather a unique piece that celebrates Mexican heritage which is designed and created by Huicholes, indigenous people of Mexico. It reportedly takes about 6 weeks to make each one.
The WBC has named the belt the "Adolfo López Mateos" after the former Mexican president who was a big boxing supporter. After the WBC decides on the final design, the belt will be awarded twice a year to the winners of the big fights surronding those holidays.