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A Legendary Evening presented by Hublot and the World Boxing Council
By Romit Jethwaney — February 21, 2013
 
On September 29th, 2012 the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas witnessed a reunion of 12 of the most fierce boxers the world has ever seen. In their honor, Hublot presented each one a luxury timepiece , the proceeds of which at the Bonhams Auction went to the WBC's pension fund ; a remarkable USD 1 Million.

Boxing legends show their honorary watches at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas

Fighters included Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Jeff Fenech, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, Azumah Nelson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya and George Foreman. 

Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson pose with their timepieces

Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, said: "Hublot feels proud and privileged to have joined the fight of the legends of this great sport. These twelve unique pieces which are reflecting the "fusion" between the fierce competitors of the historic sport of boxing and the accomplishments of 450 years of Swiss Watch Making Art”. For fans of Boxing and Hublot alike, this is a One-Time opportunity to attend an extraordinary evening with the legends of boxing themselves and/or to acquire a highly exclusive "Knockout" King Power WBC model.”

The 12 unique pieces mimic the look of the iconic championship belt awarded to the world’s best fighters. The model is a fiery blend of modernism with a graphic design.

The Hublot Mike Tyson Limited Edition watch

It is made of 18K King Gold, black ceramic and titanium with a powerful 48 mm diameter and presents idolistic boxing features including a 3 minute special counter and the World Boxing symbol on the back case with the name of each of the fighter’s. Fitted strap in Porosus Hornback green alligator and spare black rubber strap.

Musicians perform at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas
 
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas
Legandary boxing champion George Foreman at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas
Legendary boxer George Foreman at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas
Legendary fighters Larry Holmes, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Julio Cesar Chavez,and Mike Tyson at the Inauguration
The Hublot Larry Holmes Limited Edition watch
World boxing champion Lennox Lewis at the Inauguration of the Hublot World Boxing Council Pension Fund in Las Vegas
 
 
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