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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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Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko sets his sights on becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion after brother Vitali relinquishes WBC title

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

The elder Klitschko has admitted his attentions have turned to running in the 2015 Ukrainian presidency election

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Boxing: Lennox Lewis prepared to make comeback in fight with Wladimir Klitschko - but only for $100m

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

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The 70-year-old broke the jaw of Muhammad Ali

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Boxing: Ricky Burns heads back to basics for night that can make him

Scot has learnt from past mistakes for fourth title defence against Beltran

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Boxing: Fabulous Carl Froch keen for shot at Ward after Kessler classic

'I want him here. He needs to leave his safety zone,' says Briton following his gruelling victory over Dane

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Box clever and Carl Froch can flatten Mikkel Kessler

Seven days before the first Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler fight in 2010 the trouble started when the fight was postponed, Froch gained 7lb at a barbecue, his elbow was injured and his eardrum was damaged.

Floyd Mayweather is forced against the ropes in his last fight, against Miguel Cotto

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather has need for speed to avoid another brawl

Floyd Mayweather has been a professional boxer since 1996 but is not expected to finally walk away from the sport until 2016, when his latest contract expires.

Parental guidance: Floyd Mayweather Jnr with his father Floyd Snr, who returns to his corner for the Guerrero fight

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather returns with his mind on the money

Fight game's supreme craftsman is back after a prison term to open his account in $200m deal

Left to right: Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Anthony Ogogo and Audley Harrison at a press conference in Sheffield on Thursday

Boxing: Amir Khan has most to lose as British trio
take to the canvas

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.

Tony Bellew (left) fighting Roberto Bolonti last November

Boxing: 'Isaac Chilemba doesn't understand that I'm not joking... I'm willing to die in the ring,' says Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew upped the stakes in his pre-fight chat when he said: "I'm willing to die in that ring."

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