Sulaiman’s Son Is New WBC Boss

SULAIMAN-GOLD-WBCMAURICIO Sulaiman has been elected president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), replacing his father who died last month.

Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously on Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the WBC said.

Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organisation.

Jose Sulaiman, who died at 82, was the long-time head of the WBC. He managed to institute new rules and regulations regarding boxers’ safety and welfare and was considered a friend of his fighters.

In a statement, Mauricio Sulaiman said: “The World Boxing Council will not be the same because Jose Sulaiman is gone, but the WBC has its core and we want to work to follow in the footsteps of my father.”

Mauricio thanked all the people that reposed their trust in him as his dad’s successor.

He stressed there were people with enough capacity to equally lead the WBC like General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, Rex Walker, Houcine Houichi, Charles Giles and Bob Logist, all of them Vice Presidents, as well as Mauro Betti, who is the WBC International Secretary. – AFP

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