World Boxing Council

Jose Sulaiman: Administrator respected, feared and hated in equal

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.

Boxing: Hopkins breaks record again

Bernard Hopkins broke his own record by again becoming the oldest man to win a world title when he beat Tavoris Cloud on points to claim the IBF light-heavyweight crown.

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