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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.
The truth is that some of the very best boxers from the last 25 years refused to fight Herol "Bomber" Graham and he failed to win a world title during a remarkable boxing career.
Don’t be fooled by hypocritical preconceptions
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”.
Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday
The younger brother already holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles and will look to claim the vacant WBC to become the first heavyweight to hold all four belts at the same time
The elder Klitschko has admitted his attentions have turned to running in the 2015 Ukrainian presidency election
Controversy after referee stops Groves to end one of best bouts ever
Pair clash for the WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles on Saturday
Carl Froch is now a British ringmaster enjoying the very best of the spoils available to a world champion with little to prove but an awful lot to defend.
On Saturday night in California he returns after a 14-month exile to defend his WBA super-middleweight title against the unbeaten Edwin 'La Bomba' Rodriguez
Anthony Joshua will mould himself on the Klitschko brothers as he seeks to build on the crossover appeal generated by his success at London 2012.
Olympian makes his professional debut at the O2 on Saturday night
“I kept on fighting to put food on the table, to provide for my family”
British gold medallist prepares for pro debut with history weighing on him