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Belt with Huichol art will be awarded to winner of Canelo-Chávez

Belt with Huichol art will be awarded to winner of Canelo-Chávez
A commemorative belt made with Huichol art will be awarded to the winner of the fight between Mexicans Saúl ‘Canelo’ and Julio César Chávez Jr., on May 6 in Las Vegas, announced today the president of the World Council of Boxing (CMB), Mauricio Sulaimán.
The elaboration of the piece, which will take four weeks, will be the responsibility of the artist Luis de la Cruz López.
Huichol art registers colorful and precision designs and works in addition to integrating a mystical symbolism.
“The chosen design was voted on by more than 10,000 fans,” Sulaimán said at a press conference.
He explained that the belt, in which the color blue predominates, will comply with the same dimensions of the world titles “but will have a variant in the central circular plate”, which distinguishes the Council championships.
Sulaimán recalled that the commemorative belt is named “Adolfo López Mateos”, former president of Mexico between 1958 and 1964 and who supported the founding of the World Council of Boxing in 1963.
The belt will be a special award to the Mexican boxers who win the fights that will be held on May 5 and September 15, two important dates in the history of Mexico and in which fights are regularly scheduled in Las Vegas.
Both fighters will complete this week with a tour in which they will present their fight in four cities and that this Monday they celebrated their stop in Mexico, this Tuesday they visited New York, on Thursday they will be in Houston and on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Álvarez will enter the ring with a mark of 48 wins, 34 before the limit, one loss and one draw, and Chávez will arrive with a service record with 50 wins, 32 on the fast track, two losses and a draw. EFE
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