An artisanal legacy to boxing, this is how the Mestizo Belt can be considered, which was presented this Thursday, April 22 in Toluca and will be awarded to the winner of the fight between the Mexican Saúl Canelo Álvarez and the British Billy Joe Saunders, on the next 8 May in Arlington, Texas.s.
By Rodolfo Rosales S.
An artisanal legacy to boxing, this is how the Mestizo Belt can be considered, which this Thursday, April 22, was presented in Toluca and which will be awarded to the winner of the fight between the Mexican Saúl Canelo Álvarez and the British Billy Joe Saunders, next 8 May in Arlington, Texas.s.
It was the president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, who was in charge of presenting this artisan jewel, which joins the Mayan and Huichol belts. The boxing leader. He was accompanied by legends of Mexican and world boxing such as Pipino Cuevas. Humberto Chiquita González, Rafael Bazooka Limón, as well as active boxers Irma García and Ibeth Roca Zamora, WBC flyweight champions. It was precisely Irma García who posed on horseback with the Mestizo Belt.stizo.
It should be noted that the handmade piece was inspired by charrería, since on one side it has embroidered the luck charra Cala de caballo, a task in which the good rein and education of the horse is shown; he also leads two Friesian horses complete on three legs; as well as the presence of the skirmish, which is the female representation in this belt and in the charrería.
In addition, it has a line of embroidery of another sort of charro, the jineteada, and finally the flourish of rope. All of this is adorned with decorative guides and raised flowers that, in addition to increasing its beauty, also show the talent of the artisan hands that make it. What is made in Mexico is well done and this belt is made with the heart.
“First it was the Huichol, then the cultures of Chiapas and the Mayas. And last year it was dedicated to the Mazahuas and Otomi. Since there were no fights in 2020 due to the pandemic, we decided to honor this region in 2021 with the Mestizo belt. Like one of our top fights that take place on the most Mexican dates in the United States, such as the Battle of Puebla and the Independence of Mexico; our belts have a great cultural reflection, affirmed Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the WBC. This belt joins a long chain of tradition between the WBC and Mexican culture, which have created artisan pieces of boxing such as the Otomí belt that Julio César Chávez and Jorge Arce disputed or the Chiapaneco II, which was disputed at the time. between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. While through his Twitter, the governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo Maza, wrote: We delivered the Mestizo Belt to the president of the CMB, Mauricio Sulaimán. It was made by Mexican artisans and is unique in the world.o”.