This morning, at “Coffee Tuesday” la creme de la creme unveiling of the “Teotihuacano Belt,” a masterpiece inspired by an emblematic culture, which will be awarded to the winner of the fight between the WBC super-middleweight champion, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant, who clash on November 6, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As explained by the President of World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimán, the WBC has sought to innovate and transform this beautiful sport and it`s assuredly convinced that the WBC belt is a magnificent emblem. The WBC has designed a series of special and unique belts to reward. laud and applaud the fights that stand out in the history of boxing, particularly the greatest boxers who battle on the two most important dates for Mexico and boxing, May 5 (Battle of Puebla) and September 15 (Independence Day).
Mauricio Sulaiman commented that the WBC has teamed up with Mexican maestro artisans, who have transformed the WBC belt into unique works of art, each representing the most exquisite examples of their culture. Today there are 10 commemorative belts: Huichol 1 and 2, Maya 1 and 2, Chiapaneco 1 and 2, Mazahua, Otomí, Mestizo Belt and now the Teotihuacano Belt.
The tenth commemorative belt of the WBC, is inspired by the greatness and majesty of the City of the Gods: Teotihuacán and the power of Quetzalcóatl and is composed of more than 40 pieces of golden obsidian. At its epicentre it has two serpents placed head-on, with jade teeth. The bodies of Quetzalcóatl are part of the belt with a geometric framework alluding to the plumage that this deity has.
This beautiful belt is a special edition made by “Taller de Obsidiana”, a Mexican design firm that is an expert in maquila and creation of pieces in obsidian with a legacy of three generations. Also, an important part of its elaboration was directed by Topacio and Gerardo Cuevas Campos, as well as the artisan Gerardo Cuevas Nájera.
After the presentation of this beautiful jewel of art made by Mexican hands, from the very heart and soul of a Great Nation, the WBC super-middleweight world champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, who was the Special Guest at this conference, was impressed and motivated to see this special recognition, initiating motivation. It generates to win the November 6 at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he faces undefeated champion Caleb Plant.
Saúl, who took a pause and a deep breath from his training to be able greet and chat with the specialized press. He stresses that he`s one hundred percent focused and he will arrive with power, verve and impetus on November 6 to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion.
For Saúl, returning to the MGM Arena is very special, because, as it is a historical venue with a very different vibe from others, since the biggest stars of the sport have performed there and now there`s the fillip of adding the accolade of the Teotihuacano Belt.
Convinced that on the night of November 6, he will make history and accomplish another great night of boxing to Mexicans, he pointed out that the accumulated maturity of years in the ring, have provided him the experience, wisdom and strengh of mind and body to sustain and gain victory. He also assured that all the insolences and unfortunate statements of Plant, are not something that worry him one jot.
Finally, the Mexican idol, who has himself held aloft various WBC commemorative belts, thanked “Martes de Café” Press for this great reception as well as the affection that the boxing family has always shown him over the years. He urged all boxing fans that they must not miss out his fight with Caleb Plant as it`ll be VERY eventful!
The Teotihuacano Belt represents a symbol of identity and strength of ancient Mexico and is a wonderful gift that the World Boxing Council and Mexico gives to the world. It is a unique iconic trophy that the winner will treasure and cherish it forever.
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