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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Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko sets his sights on becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion after brother Vitali relinquishes WBC title
Thursday 19 December 2013
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
Boxing: WBC champion Vitali Klitschko relinquishes his world championship and confirms he is unlikely to ever box again
Tuesday 17 December 2013
The elder Klitschko has admitted his attentions have turned to running in the 2015 Ukrainian presidency election
Comment: While pay-per-view squeezes life out of small hall boxing, there should be a place on terrestrial TV for classics like Carl Froch-George Groves
Monday 25 November 2013
A Froch seen by a wider audience would have helped pollinate boxing
Boxing: Lennox Lewis prepared to make comeback in fight with Wladimir Klitschko - but only for $100m
Thursday 10 October 2013
48-year-old Lewis, who was the last man to hold all four belts at heavyweight, has said he would be prepared to fight the younger of the Klitschko brothers but only for the biggest purse in boxing history
Thursday 19 September 2013
The 70-year-old broke the jaw of Muhammad Ali
Boxing: Floyd Mayweather may be guaranteed a record $41m but he won't be thinking of the money during his fight against Saul Alvarez
Friday 13 September 2013
He won't have money on his mind...for 12 rounds at least
Saturday 07 September 2013
Scot has learnt from past mistakes for fourth title defence against Beltran
Boxing: Derek Chisora knocks out unbeaten Malik Scott and sets his sights on Vitali Klitschko rematch
Sunday 21 July 2013
29-year-old scores controversial victory with sixth round stoppage
Friday 31 May 2013
Lions prop Jones ‘sick’ of conditions
Sunday 26 May 2013
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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Saturday 04 May 2013
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Sunday 28 April 2013
Fight game's supreme craftsman is back after a prison term to open his account in $200m deal
Saturday 27 April 2013
Amir Khan and Audley Harrison enter the ring tonight in fights they need to win to stay in boxing’s lucrative deep end, and Martin Murray has a task without precedents in front of nearly 50,000 in Buenos Aires.
Boxing: 'Isaac Chilemba doesn't understand that I'm not joking... I'm willing to die in the ring,' says Tony Bellew
Friday 29 March 2013
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