News 'Don Jose', as he liked to be called: Sulaiman at a weigh-in in Las Vegas in 2004

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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The British fighter does not yet have an opponent

David Haye (right) has Dereck Chisora in trouble at Upton Park

Boxing: David Haye set to unveil comeback plans

The former undisputed cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion has not fought since stopping domestic rival Dereck Chisora i

Dereck Chisora: The boxer who threatened to shoot David Haye

Boxing: Dereck Chisora issued new license following David Haye brawl

Dereck Chisora has regained his British Boxing Board of Control licence a year after it was withdrawn following his behaviour in Germany last February.

Bernard Hopkins broke his own record by again

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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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Mexican uses services of controversial coach to bulk up for fourth fight against nemesis tonight

Boxing: Amir Khan plans return to top after defeat to Danny Garcia

Amir Khan plans to reconquer the light-welterweight division, with David Haye and Carl Froch among those urging him to reject calls to retire.

Boxing: David Haye may retire

David Haye will be satisfied with his career even if a showdown with Vitali Klitschko fails to materialise.

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James Lawton: Disabling left hook left Briton with little but heart

Last time it was The Man in the Hat who was said to have helped derail Amir Khan's journey towards a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. This time there was no doubt about how reality was imposed. Sadly, but maybe inevitably, it was by nothing more ornate than a disabling left hook thrown by the ill-considered Danny Garcia.

Amir Khan will attempt to take Danny Garcia's WBC light-welterweight belt in Las Vegas tonight

Boxing: Khan has added motivation of silencing Garcia... and his dad

Amir Khan stopped trying to win titles, gain fame and make money the easy way a long time ago and his impressive boxing journey continues tonight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora go head to head – with a fence in between them – at Upton Park yesterday

Boxing: David Haye is scared of Vitali Klitschko says heavyweight champion's manager

David Haye was last night accused of running scared from a fight with Vitali Klitschko by the Ukrainian's manager.

Chisora is struck by his fellow Briton David Haye

Boxing: Dereck Chisora appeals licence withdrawal

Frank Warren has confirmed that Dereck Chisora has appealed against the withdrawal of his licence and claims a grudge match against David Haye is inevitable.

Chisora faces a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on 14 March

Boxing: Warren blasts 'bizarre' Chisora ban

Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren feels it is not the World Boxing Council's place to suggest his fighter needs anger management treatment.

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Dereck Chisora lit the touchpaper ahead of his WBC heavyweight title challenge by slapping champion Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in in Munich.

Boxing: Frank Warren labels Dereck Chisora ban 'outrageous'

Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren today branded the World Boxing Council's decision to ban his fighter indefinitely as "outrageous".

David Haye (right) hits Dereck Chisora during their press conference brawl in Germany

Boxing: Chisora hit by indefinite WBC ban for fight antics

Dereck Chisora has been handed an indefinite ban and heavy fine by the World Boxing Council following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko earlier this month.

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