The Mayan Belt was revealed today, as the title was presented by the World Boxing Council to honor and celebrate the WBC, IBF, WBA middleweight championship fight between champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and challenger Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs on May 4th in Las Vegas.
Fittingly, as part of the Cinco de Mayo Celebrations reserved for clashes involving elite superstar Mexican champions, the creation of a Mexican artisan masterpiece symbolically depicting eighteen centuries of the Mayan Culture in Year of the Maya, has been brilliantly devised by master craftsman Cesar Menchaca and his team of eight, involving thirty days of round the clock non stop work.
He and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman presented it against the backdrop of Mexico City`s Food Market.
Adding style and flair to the pomp and circumstance ceremony a lineup of all time great Mexican boxing champions, namely: Reuben “Puas” Olivares, Lupe Pintor, Pipino Cuevas, Rafael Herrera, Cesar Bazan, Jose Luis Bueno, WBC Chiapas Ambassador and ex World Champion in his own right Victor Rabanales, Ibeth “Roca” Zamora, Lupita Martinez, Yessica “Kika” Chavez and Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez.
The spectacular was also attended by Sports Minister and silver medal Olympian sprinter Ana Gabriela Guevara and Carlos Padilla the President of Mexico`s Olympic Committee