Jermall Charlo vs. Juan Macias Montiel Sanctioned For WBC “Freedom Belt”


On June nineteenth, WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo will defend his title in opposition to high rated contender Juan Macias Montiel, in the primary occasion of a Showtime televised card from the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas.

The World Boxing Council introduced on Thursday {that a} particular “Freedom Belt” has been created for the competition.

Based on the sanctioning physique, the belt was generated to “commemorate Juneteenth Day, which emancipated slavery within the state of Texas.”

Over the previous couple of years, the WBC has change into no stranger to creating commemorative belts for sure dates and excessive profile playing cards.

The WBC will even maintain a particular occasion on the identical day in New York Metropolis, at Gleason’s Health club in Brooklyn.

“The World Boxing Council gamily spans 100 and seventy nations worldwide, no matter race, coloration and creed. The winners of the cherished inexperienced and gold belt are lauded for his or her magnificent dedication and great achievements. That’s our definition, and it stays our gold normal,” mentioned the WBC in a press release.

“In New York Metropolis, the WBC may have an out of doors celebration sponsored by WBC Cares and Gleason’s Health club. Right here, below the Dumbo Extension, Grammy Award successful musician, NabateIsle’s will play when a duplicate of this magnificent WBC Freedom belt is introduced to the Eagle Academy for Younger Males of Harlem, by Borough President, Eric Adams. The pageant will even be commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Boxer’s Day, in honor of Joe Louis.

“The Juneteenth Freedom belt, is a part of the historic celebration for basic rights of emancipation underlining the truth that all youngsters, ladies and men are born equal. It’s epitomized by the well-known quote of journalist Jimmy Cannon about Joe Louis, which mentioned: “Joe is a credit score to his race…the human race.””


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