The WBC proudly presents the Southern Africa “Ubuntu” belt for the bout between LLudumo Lamati vs. Haidari Mchanjoin the bantamweight division.
The WBC has a long-standing relationship with boxing in Africa and South Africa, as we pride to have stood firmly in support of all humanitarian efforts, rejected any form of discrimination and abuse of power.
The belt is inspired by the spirit of UBUNTU – the force that drives the African soul.
UBUNTU is a philosophical stance that resonates with much of the African continent. Meaning humanity, UBUNTU is also expressed as “I am because we are”, or “I am because you are”.
The belt symbolizes the strength that lies within togetherness. It places a spotlight on the many African misconceptions, while it also highlights the side of Africa that is hardly shown to the world, and therefore places emphasis back on the true African spirit of UBUNTU.
Therefore, the belt is more than a trophy, as it symbolizes the characteristic of a true Africa, and what it means to be an African: true warrior, the brave spirit, the force of the soul that beats within all African children’s hearts, as well as the fertile soil that holds them firm.