Night of Champions fourteenth anniversary
On January 28th 2006, 98 world champions traveled to paradise city Cancun, Quintana Roo, for the historic “Night of Champions” event, helping with the recovery process from Hurricane Wilma.
WBC all time Greats who made the effort and came along included: Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Lennox Lewis, Roberto Durán, Julio César Chávez, Laila Ali, Michael Spinks, Floyd Mayweather, Ricardo López, Héctor Camacho, Alexis Arguello, Wilfredo Gómez, Raúl “Raton” Macías, Rubén Olivares, Ana María Torres and Humberto “Chiquita” González. United, they participated in a series of emotional events.
The President of the World Boxing Council at that time, Don José Sulaimán, had been very active helping the victims of Hurricane Wilma. A couple of months before this historic event, he’d sent two trucks with containers of food and water to Cancun plus blankets to support of the victims.
“The Night of Champions sent a clear and decisive message around the world that Cancun was standing and steadily recovering. Although it received and suffered a grievous blow, Cancun retained the tenacity and willpower to get up from the canvas to continue in the fight,” Don José so aptly said.
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