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.

Women’s boxing has come far since Laila Ali met Jacqui Frazier in 2001

Bunce on boxing: How female fight game got serious

This year the women's game will change again when the sport debuts at the Olympics

Nathan Cleverly (left) beat Tommy Karpency comfortably

Boxing: Cleverly is sizing up a summer super-fight

It was all about this summer for Nathan Cleverly in Cardiff on Saturday night when he easily beat Tommy Karpency to retain his WBO light-heavyweight title and moved closer to an outdoor super-fight in June.

Dereck Chisora and David Haye square up before fighting breaks out

The police came knocking at 4am at my hotel door hunting for Haye

Steve Bunce explains how he got caught up in the mayhem between two British boxers after title fight was overshadowed by a brawl

The fists fly after Haye had interrupted the press conference

Bunce on Boxing: Police came knocking at 4am hunting for Haye

Steve Bunce explains how he was caught up in the mayhem between two British fighters after Chisora's defiance was overshadowed by press conference brawl

David Haye and Dereck Chisora confront each other

Boxing: Dereck Chisora arrested by German police over brawl

Dereck Chisora has been arrested by Munich Police and is being questioned following last night's post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye.

Dereck Chisora (right) throws a right hand at Vitali Klitschko in a brave fight by the Londoner who, unusually, made the Ukrainian go the distance

Boxing: Klitschko cruises after Chisora spits dummy

Unsavoury antics by challenger fail to hinder superiority of world champion

British boxer Dereck Chisora is all smiles during a press conference in Munich earlier this week

Dereck Chisora: From drugs and weapons to a fight with Dr Ironfist

The heavyweight tells Brian Viner how a street brawl in Cricklewood led to him fighting for the world title tomorrow

A jaded Carl Froch suffers at the hands of Andre Ward

Bunce on Boxing: Give tired Froch a break, he's earned rest from the road

Carl Froch needs a rest and any talk of tough fights in 2012 is stupid. Froch was bemused and easily beaten at the weekend by the American Andre Ward in his seventh consecutive 12-round world title fight. He looked slow, confirmed by Ward, distracted, confirmed by his trainer of 10 years, Robert McCracken, and naive at times, confirmed by the result.

Worsell figures heavily in the story himself, playing Boswell to Haye's Dr Johnson, and one can sense both men gaining in confidence and experience in their chosen trades as they journey together

Making Haye, By Elliot Worsell

As he had long promised, David Haye announced his retirement from the heavyweight arena on 13 October, his 31st birthday. But no one who read the epilogue to Making Haye, published two weeks later, which revealed that Haye remained in training, believed he meant it.

Klitschko, left, and Mormeck at a press conference last month

Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko v Jean-Marc Mormeck cancelled

WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of his fight against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck on Monday after undergoing an operation to remove a kidney stone. 

Boxing: Khan eyes WBC shot

Amir Khan will probably fight only once more at light-welterweight before moving up a division.

Genaro Hernandez

Genaro Hernandez, who died of a rare form of cancer on 7 June at the age of 45, was a boxer who twice won the world super-featherweight title.

Boxing: Swaggering Haye winds up 'robot' Klitschko

David Haye was back to his smiling best, Wladimir Klitschko was on edge, Vitali Klitschko issued a challenge, Manny Steward lost his cool and Adam Booth only said one word during a lively start to the week for the men involved in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight in Hamburg.

Boxing: Macklin aims to complete his 'journey' with victory over Sturm

If Matthew Macklin can beat Felix Sturm and win the World Boxing Association's "super" version of their middleweight title in Cologne tonight, he will be one of seven fighters holding a recognised segment of the world title.

Boxing: Rhodes admits underestimating Alvarez after world title defeat

In the end there was nothing that Ryan Rhodes could do when World Boxing Council light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez, backed by 15,000 fans in his hometown of Guadalajara, unleashed a savage series of punches in the 12th and last round to force the referee's intervention on Saturday night.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee