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Jose Sulaiman was the boss at the World Boxing Council, boxing’s most respected governing body, for 38 years, and he liked to be called the Father of Boxing, Don Jose or Mr President. The tiny Mexican certainly helped make boxing safer by drafting and pushing through some drastic changes to the way the sport works during his reign as President; last November, when he was in a coma at a hospital in Los Angeles, he was made the WBC’s President for Life at the organisation’s annual convention in Thailand.

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This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.

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This promising debut novel about boxing shows both its violence and its value

Amir Khan will find out in the next two weeks if he has secured a fight with Floyd Mayweather

Steve Bunce on Boxing: 2014 will be all about cash as Amir Khan waits for jackpot shot in 'Mayweather sweepstakes'

Floyd Mayweather is looking for somebody to make rich in 2014, knowing that he will leave somebody else frustrated and poorer at the snub.

Nicola Adams: The Olympic boxing champion on fajitas, ice baths and being a drama queen

This year is going to be a big one I'll be competing in the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and European Championships; it's a full-on schedule. The goal is to get that gold at the Commonwealths in Glasgow. There's going to be some good competition, though. India's Mary Kom, who I boxed against in the Olympics, is a five-time world champion; she was tough when I last faced her and I'm sure she'll be equally tough this year. Trying to get another gold in Rio could top it all.

An area cordoned off by police, similar to the cordoned off house in Hartlepool where Mark Denton was found injured on New Year's Eve.

17-year-old arrested in connection with the death of Hartlepool man Mark Denton

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a former boxer died in an incident at a New Year’s Eve party.

Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday

Hall’s world title provides an uplifting end to a tough year for British boxers

Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday

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Boxing: WBC champion Vitali Klitschko relinquishes his world championship and confirms he is unlikely to ever box again

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