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(ESPN)   Down goes long-time World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman   (espn.go.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, white blood cells, Jose Sulaiman, professional boxings, Boxing Council, boxing hall of fame, boxing, WBA  
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2014-01-17 09:37:31 AM  
At least he left boxing in a better place than when he started.
 
2014-01-17 09:40:53 AM  
Don Jose was a very polarizing figure in the sport. You can tell he deeply cared about fighters, those close to him anyway.

I'm sure he will be fondly remembered by those Mexican fighters he helped by having them topping the rankings with absolutely no merit. For all it's worth at least a few of the guys he helped did win their silver platter title shot and made something out of themselves.

Goodnight Godfather of Boxing.
 
2014-01-17 09:46:15 AM  

Mateorocks: At least he left boxing in a better place than when he started.


That's kind of debatable. For all he did for the safety of fighters, his favoritism of Mexican fighters (which he didn't even try to hide) is credited by some as the start of local-based sanctioning bodies (WBA in Panama, WBO in Puerto Rico) to favor their own guys, which in turn led to the multiplicity of champions that plagues the sport. When basically every guy is some sort of champion, then fans aren't as inclined to root for one guy as "the champion".
 
2014-01-17 09:51:57 AM  
But six other boxing federations do not recognize his death and still list him as alive.
 
2014-01-17 09:55:14 AM  

JorgiX: Mateorocks: At least he left boxing in a better place than when he started.

That's kind of debatable. For all he did for the safety of fighters, his favoritism of Mexican fighters (which he didn't even try to hide) is credited by some as the start of local-based sanctioning bodies (WBA in Panama, WBO in Puerto Rico) to favor their own guys, which in turn led to the multiplicity of champions that plagues the sport. When basically every guy is some sort of champion, then fans aren't as inclined to root for one guy as "the champion".


I was being facetious. Boxing is as dead as horse racing.
 
2014-01-17 11:22:47 AM  
Now the interim diamond championship belt holder in the deadweight division.
 
2014-01-17 11:58:03 AM  

Mateorocks: JorgiX: Mateorocks: At least he left boxing in a better place than when he started.

That's kind of debatable. For all he did for the safety of fighters, his favoritism of Mexican fighters (which he didn't even try to hide) is credited by some as the start of local-based sanctioning bodies (WBA in Panama, WBO in Puerto Rico) to favor their own guys, which in turn led to the multiplicity of champions that plagues the sport. When basically every guy is some sort of champion, then fans aren't as inclined to root for one guy as "the champion".

I was being facetious. Boxing is as dead as horse racing.


I wish people would keep this in mind when saying that the UFC needs more competition. The sport doesn't benefit by having 8 champions.
 
2014-01-17 12:46:25 PM  
Good. At least as corrupt as Don King.
 
2014-01-17 01:50:43 PM  
www.midi.com.au

/devastated
//obscure?
 
2014-01-17 03:33:01 PM  
and keith kizer is out as nsac executive
 
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