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.

Rendall Munroe: Boxing binman is ready to clean up

The Leicester litter machine has the biggest fight of his life in Tokyo today. He refuses to talk trash so, if he wins, we should all hail a 'rubbish' world champion. Alan Hubbard speaks to Rendall Munroe

Boxing: Briggs in hospital with arm injury

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.

Boxing: Klitschko has to go the full 12 rounds but win never in doubt

Vitali Klitschko successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night with a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Briggs in Hamburg.

Boxing: Holyfield targets Haye title fight

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.

Boxing: Adamek struggles show weakness of heavyweight division

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.

Boxing: Klitschko: I'd fight Haye on the moon

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.

Boxing: Vitali retains title with ease as Haye showdown looms

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.

Boxing: Hide expects world title shot this year

Herbie Hide is viewing tonight's Prizefighter tournament as a warm up for a world title chance later this year.

Boxing: Froch says quitting Super Six is not an option

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.

Boxing: Froch's future in doubt over venue

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.

Boxing: Battered Froch bemoans 'home' judges but was guilty of sloppy swings

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.

Boxing: Underpaid & overlooked: the unbecoming hero of the ring

Carl Froch is as good a fighter as Haye or Khan, but his world title defence tonight won't make him millions. He tells Steve Bunce why

Boxer found dead in cell after killing wife

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.

Boxing: Froch lurks in shadows

Unsung champion is happy to mix it with amateurs and show them the ropes

Boxing: Klitschko challenges 'coward' Haye to agree heavyweight date

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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