The iconic Ghanaian figure will join other boxing greats including Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Jeff Fenech, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya and George Foreman for the ground-breaking fund-raising event.
WBC and world renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot are organizing this legendary night at the prestigious opulent Bellagio Hotel. This spectacular, star-studded event is aimed to celebrate and support the inauguration of the WBC Pension Fund. This one-time event will unite 12 of the greatest boxing legends, not to fight in the ring, but to battle for the needs of their constituents.
Twelve elegant and highly coveted unique watches, each of which commemorates the world’s 12 greatest boxers to grace the ring will be auctioned by Bonhams for WBC Pension Fund that evening.
The 12 winning bidders will receive their watch from the fighter himself on a staged ring set surrounded by more than 300 guests. All proceeds from the sale of each watch will support WBC’s charitable initiative, which includes a retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in more than 40 countries around the world.
The funds will greatly help former greats like Emile Griffith (currently living in a New York hospital), Wilfriedo Benitez (homebound in Puerto Rico), Gerald McClelland (destined to stay in a wheelchair in Illinois), Chartchai Chionoi (living in Thailand among poverty), Mantequilla Napoles (facing miserable poverty in Mexico) and many other heroes of the past who find themselves in difficult situations.
WBC President Jose Sulaiman, Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and CEO Ricardo Guadalupe will also be in attendance among a host of notable VIPS and dignitaries collaborating in efforts of making a monumental difference in the lives of legends.