Mr Biver awarded WBC/MAN OF THE YEAR in Cancun in the presence of Muhammad AliClose
Cancun (Mexico), 3 December 2012 - At the World Boxing Council's opening ceremony, Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, has received an Award for his humanitarian work, promised to continue helping boxing, which he said has given people so much, but gets next to nothing back.
The event was with the presence of living-legend Muhammad Ali, the WBC Board of Governors, WBC President José Sulaiman, legendary fighters such as Julio Cesar Chavez, Jeff Fenech, and Rick De Lacroix, President Hublot Latin America.
For information, the WBC Board of Governors has voted unanimously to honor Mr Biver with the highest award in the WBC organisation, which is "The man of the Year" distinction. This award has been received in the past by people like Nelson Mandela, Carlos Slim, Sylvester Stallone among others.
Chairman of luxury Swiss watch company Hublot was vowing to continuing helping Boxing. On September 29th in las Vegas, Hublot and the WBC teamed up to help create resources for a pension fund for former champions and other fighters in need. The auction of 12 Hublot watches raised USD 1 million.