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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Sunday 24 October 2010
Tuesday 19 October 2010
american heavyweight boxer Shannon Briggs says he will remain in a Hamburg hospital because of a left-arm injury sustained in the heavy beating taken in his defeat by Vitali Klitschko. Briggs lost a unanimous decision in the WBC title fight and stayed upright despite absorbing more than 170 direct hits from the Ukrainian in Saturday's bout.
Monday 18 October 2010
Vitali Klitschko successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night with a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Briggs in Hamburg.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Evander Holyfield has challenged WBA champion David Haye to give him a title shot. Despite turning 48 next month, Holyfield remains on the fringes of the heavyweight title picture as he stubbornly fights on, and the American wants to fight either Haye or one of the Klitschko brothers, with Vitali the WBC champion and Wladimir the IBF/WBO holder.
Monday 23 August 2010
Heavyweight boxing is still searching for a saviour to deliver it from its perilous state after Poland's over-hyped Tomasz Adamek went the full twelve rounds with American veteran Michael Grant on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Vitali Klitschko claims he would fight David Haye anywhere in the world but says a mouth-watering tear-up with Britain's world heavyweight champion is unlikely to happen.
Monday 31 May 2010
It took Vitali Klitschko less than a minute to take control of his latest World Boxing Council heavyweight fight and another 10 rounds to end Albert Sosnowski's suffering on Saturday night in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Friday 30 April 2010
Herbie Hide is viewing tonight's Prizefighter tournament as a warm up for a world title chance later this year.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Walking away from the Super Six tournament is not a possibility for Carl Froch despite his disappointment over his loss on Saturday night to Mikkel Kessler.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Carl Froch's ongoing participation in the Super Six tournament was in serious doubt last night when it was confirmed there is no agreement for his next fight to be staged in Britain. Froch must defeat the scoreboard leader Arthur Abraham to progress to the semi-finals after losing his WBC super-middleweight title to Mikkel Kessler in Denmark on Saturday. The 32-year-old says he was the victim of a hometown decision and is ready to quit the competition if his next contest is staged in Germany.
Monday 26 April 2010
It was a bad, bad night for Carl Froch here on Saturday when he lost his unbeaten record, his World Boxing Council super-middleweight title and issued a threat to withdraw from the Super Six tournament.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
A day after his arrest on suspicion of murdering his wife, the Venezuelan boxing champion Edwin Valero was found hanging in his jail cell early yesterday morning.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Vladimir Klitschko issued a "fight me" ultimatum to heavyweight rival David Haye yesterday, saying the Briton, who has twice pulled out of bouts against the Ukrainian and his brother, Vitali, should stop running from him.
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