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.

Boxing: Witter fails in world title bid

It looks like the long and distinguished career of Junior Witter is over after he quit at the end of round eight of his vacant World Boxing Council light-welterweight fight in what will surely be his last chance to win a world title.

Boxing: Witter still struggling to beat system

Squabble over judges may strip Briton's latest title fight in US of its championship status

Arturo Gatti: Boxer whose blood 'n' guts style made him a leading attraction

Arturo Gatti holds several dubious records that are not immediately obvious to outsiders of the boxing business. He was probably hit more times in fights that he won than any other boxer in history and he probably ended up in hospital after more fights that he won than any other boxer in history.

Alexis Arguello: Boxer who won world titles at three weights then turned to politics

In his prime, Alexis Arguello was probably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world. After dominating three different weight classes, he became only the third fighter to attempt to win a fourth world title, but failed in one of the most memorable fights of the Eighties. Having been victimised by the revolution in his home country of Nicaragua, he endured a long and tragic decline after quitting the ring before returning to his homeland and emerging as a political success, eventually becoming mayor of Managua.

Canadian boxer found dead in Brazil

Canadian boxer Arturo Gatti has been found dead in a hotel room in Brazil at the age of 37, according to reports.

The 46-year-old housewife who wants to make boxing history

Kazumi Izaki is set to be the world's oldest champion – if she's allowed to fight

Boxing: Froch shows his appeal in stunning fightback

Briton stops Taylor in final seconds to pave way for big-money fights in States

Boxing: Froch looks for respect from brave decision to go Stateside

The decision by Carl Froch to break with tradition and defend his World Boxing Council super-middleweight title away from home and against a hard opponent was only to be expected from the maverick fighter.

Obits in Brief: Giovanni Parisi

The boxer Giovanni Parisi, who died in a car crash in his native Italy on 25 March at the age of 41, won an Olympic gold medal in 1988 before going on to win professional world titles at two weights.

Boxing: Froch struggles to make name for himself

The up-marketing of Carl Froch, the thinking fans' fighter, began in earnest last week when the new World Boxing Council super-middleweight champion, for so long second fiddle to Joe Calzaghe, was given the big-time treatment in the build-up to his first defence, against Jermain Taylor in the United States next month.

Boxing: Khan has to prove worth in battle of ages

Barrera may be at the end of his career, but the veteran is still a danger to Briton

Boxing: Haye aims for Klitschko double with Vitali date set

It was thought David Haye would fight double world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko but he will instead fight World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko in London in June. Haye and his manager negotiated a deal in the hours after Wladimir defended his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation titles on Saturday in Mannheim against Hasim Rahman. They emerged at 5am with a deal to fight Vitali on Setanta in the summer.

Boxing: Lewis names his price but shock return looks unlikely

Lennox Lewis has finally put a price of £70m on his return to the ring – a figure so high that there is little chance of the former world champion ending his comfortable exile to trade punches ever again.

Boxing: Klitschko faces battle with body as well as Peter

When Samuel Peter and Vitali Klitschko climb through the ropes tonight for their World Boxing Council heavyweight fight at the O2 World Arena in Berlin it brings together two serious punchers in a division that is barely recognisable as the place where the greats of the ring once performed.

Boxing: Lockett beaten into submission by clinical Pavlik

Gary Lockett looked nervous walking to the ring in Atlantic City on Saturday night for his double world middleweight title fight against Kelly Pavlik. And about 10 minutes later he was retracing his footsteps with a bruised and cut face.

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