As is tradition for the WBC, they’ve unveiled another special commemorative title ahead of Canelo Alvarez’ WBC middleweight title defense on May 4th.
Alvarez will take on Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in a unification fight, and WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman commissioned a title to honor the fight which takes place on Cinco De Mayo Weekend.
🔰The Mayan Belt🔰
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) April 29, 2019
“It’s a very special work,” Sulaiman said in an interview with Fight Hub. “It’s a piece of art. It’s a gift that Mexico and the WBC give to the world because it commemorates the Mayan culture in a special day, which is May the 5th, and September 16 — these are the two biggest holidays of our country and it has been a tradition that the biggest fights take place in these two weekends. So the WBC started to do a special commemorative belt for these fights…
“It’s a very complex story behind the Mayan culture. There are so many unknown variables still. [The belt] has the jaguar and the warrior and it represents greatness. So this belt itself is a tribute to the Mayan gods and we are just very proud to have produced this and give the world a piece of art.”