The WBC Greatest Fights Opus / The WBC Greatest Fights Opus - Ukraine Peace Special Edition, first edition
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All proceeds from the sale of the Opus Book will be donated by the Luxury Book Company Limited to the below Charities. Bonhams is waiving all fees and expenses in support of the donation. For anyone wishing to make a donation directly to the Charities, please contact the Luxury Book Company Limited via their website (https://www.thisisopus.com/).
Further details of the Charities and the works they are carrying out can be found here: https://www.withukraine.org and https://beyondsport.org.
Published by The Luxury Book Company, 2022.
Of the already limited and exclusive Opus books, this offering is truly one of a kind. The edition measures almost 1 metre wide when open and weighs an incredible 34 kilos. In this special edition, award winning sports writer Ian Stafford tells the story of the greatest WBC Fights throughout history, with the fights selected for inclusion in the book chosen by the WBC World Champions themselves under the chairmanship of the WBC.
Proceeds from this sale will be donated to charity, with 20% of the funds going to the Beyond Sport Foundation, and 80% to WithUkraine, the official fundraising effort organised by the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK. WithUkraine is focused on directly sourcing and delivering humanitarian aid, such as food, medicine, ambulances, and electric generators to the areas in Ukraine affected by the war.
This sale comprises two copies of the Opus, the first one signed by over 25 world champions including current heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and icons such as Floyd Mayweather, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more.
In addition to the signed copy, this sale comprises an additional special edition, with a bespoke cover that has been decorated with over 10,000 green and gold crystals and adorned with the official WBC gold belt buckle and presented in a handmade clamshell presentation case under the blue and yellow colours of the Ukraine flag. The special edition comes with a complete collection of WBC Champions portraits that have been captured exclusively for the project (30 portraits in total) and comes with a collection of 15 signed Everlast red boxing gloves (each glove signed by a WBC Champion). The edition also comes with 2 x VIP tickets to any WBC sanctioned fight anywhere in the world of the owners choosing, including invites the weigh in and press conference before the fight and also the winner plus one guest will be invited to the annual WBC conference and have the opportunity to meet a host of WBC world champions and attend the convention dinner (5-Star hotel accommodation included).
Both books measure 45x45cm square, (90x45cm when open), and weigh circa 34kg.
This is a unique opportunity for any boxing enthusiast to bid for – and potentially to own – an incredible piece of boxing memorabilia while supporting these most worthwhile causes.