Hublot’s chairman Jean-Claude Biver has been named the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Man of the Year at an awards ceremony in Cancun.
Biver is said to have received the award for his humanitarian work. He promised to continue helping boxing, which he said has "given people so much, but gets next to nothing back".
The event hosted a number of special guests including Muhammad Ali, the WBC board of governors, the WBC president José Sulaiman and legendary boxers including Julio Cesar Chavez, Jeff Fenech, and Rick De Lacroix, president Hublot Latin America.
The WBC board of governors voted unanimously to award Biver with the Man of the Year gong. In the past, the prize has been given to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Carlos Slim and Sylvester Stallone among others.
Hublot and the WBC teamed up to help create a pension fund for former champions and other fighters at an auction in Las Vegas in September. The auction of 12 Hublot watches raised $1 million.