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 04 April 2010
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Monday 21 December 2009
Kelly Pavlik stopped challenger Miguel Espino in the fifth round to retain his WBC and WBO middleweight titles in front of a hometown crowd in Youngstown, Ohio, late on Saturday night.
Monday 14 December 2009
Saturday 12 December 2009
Saturday 05 December 2009
Monday 16 November 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
Sunday 08 November 2009
Josh Lewis was told he would never play sport after he suffered 45 per cent burns in an arson attack 10 years ago, but the 14-year-old from Stapenhill, Staffordshire, has just won the bronze medal for Under-17s at the World Karate Championships in Huelva, Spain. He took it up aged six after being bullied at school. If only he could inspire the pupils of Northfleet Technology College in Kent, who have been told they can play Nintendo Wii if they don't like PE classes. Parents are being accused of restricting children's outdoor activities by buying designer clothing which is too expensive to ruin. But like, it's not like they don't like sport. One in 20 kids think Hitler was a German football coach.
Monday 19 October 2009
Boxing: It was not the fight many expected but it was the fight Carl Froch prepared for and he retained his World Boxing Council super-middleweight title by a split decision against American Andre Dirrell in Nottingham on Saturday.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Carl Froch retained his WBC title with a split-decision victory over Andre Dirrell in the second fight of the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament last night.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Carl Froch knows that there are fights that change your life forever and tonight at the Trent FM Arena, in his hometown of Nottingham, he will walk from the shadows at the back to the bright lights aware that he needs a spectacular win.
Monday 28 September 2009
It was far too easy for Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles when he kept his World Boxing Council title after the referee saved Chris Arreola from his own bravery after 10 completed rounds.
Saturday 26 September 2009
It took Matthew Macklin less than a minute last night at the Velodrome in Manchester to land the punch that will lead to a world-title fight and potential riches inside the next 12 months.
Vernon Forrest: Boxer who won world titles at two weights and was admired for his work with the disadvantaged
Thursday 20 August 2009
Vernon Forrest won world titles at two different weights, controlled his career by refusing to sign away his rights, was ignored by many of his generation's best fighters and is perhaps best known for his charity. Forrest was a well-known fighter and charity worker in his adopted city of Atlanta, and late on a Saturday night he was on his way home when he stopped at a Chevrolet petrol station in south-west Atlanta to put some air in a back tyre of his Jaguar.
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