Philippines, 04 Jul 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


SULAIMAN UNANIMOUSLY RE-ELECTED AS WBC PRESIDENT


PhilBoxing.com



Sulaiman.
Don Jose Sulaiman has been unanimously re-elected as president of the premier world boxing organization – the World Boxing Council at the historic 50th Convention held in the picturesque resort of Cancun, Mexico.

Sulaiman who was first named WBC president in 1975, succeeding the Philippines Justiniano Montano Jr, was originally a member of the Ratings Committee which was chaired by lawyer Rodrigo “Rudy” Salud.

Sulaiman told us during a luncheon hosted by Salud during the WBC Convention in Manila that he had learned so much from the eminent Filipino lawyer who crafted the Constitution and By Laws of the WBC and was its secretary general when Montano was president.

Sulaiman who will serve another four years thanked the board of governors for their confidence and support and said "Boxing is my life!"

The 81 year old Sulaiman was presented with several awards and mementos one of which was a statue of a boxer presented by Rocky Marciano Jr, son of the late undefeated world heavyweight champion and World Boxing Cares Stephen Blea which paid tribute to Sulaiman’s figting spirit while at the helm of the WBC for some 37 years.

Don Jose also received a letter from US president Barack Obama congratulating the WBC on its 50th anniversary.

WBC executive Mauro Betti said “There are many presidents of organizations around the world but none of them possess your leadership” after which a standing ovation capped a memorable moment for Sulaiman and the WBC.

Boxing writer James Blears quoted Sulaiman as claiming his mother had once advised him that unity makes power, and that he's tried to be an ambassador for boxing. Through working with Commissions, Boxing has been transformed into a better and safer sport.

In a response to his re-election Sulaiman said "It is an acclamation. This makes me relax, makes me see that I'm accepted by everybody, and give me more respect to the position that I have."

One of the key plans of the WBC is to move forward with the first professional Boxing World Cup while also developing a pension fund for former boxers, who are facing difficulties in their lives while also instituting further safety measures to protect fighters.

The re-elected WBC president expressed confidence that the WBC belt “ is the dream of young boxers."

Sulaiman has always maintained that he is a friend of the Philippines and has constantly supported the aspirations of Filipino boxers.

One of his favorite boxing judges, Rey Danseco of the Philippines won the prestigious award for the “Best Boxing Judge” of the year.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Bornea fights Rosales for WBO Asia Pacific Youth title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GAB CHAIRMAN GUANZON NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR BOXERS' INTERESTS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright Records 29th First Round KO sends message to all Heavyweights
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • UNDEFEATED BOXING LEGACY JULIAN RAMIREZ HEADLINES LA FIGHT CLUB ON AUGUST 6 LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER AND ON FOX DEPORTES
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • D and D Management and Club 1957 Management join forces to manage Emanuel Taylor
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Felix "Tito" Trinidad To Attend Nevada Boxing HOF's Annual Indiction Weekend!
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • RODRIGUEZ TRAINS SECRETLY IN MANILA TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GONZALEZ STOPS HERRERA AT JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB IN EXPLOSIVE MAIN EVENT
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Lightweight O'Shanique Foster
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Marvel & ESPN Films Introduce the Short Film Series
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • FLACO GONZALEZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA VICTORIOUS AT LA FIGHT CLUB JULY EDITION (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS SAYS HE DIDN’T GO TO MEXICO ON HOLIDAY, HE WENT THERE TO WIN THE WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Pacman reaction on Mayweather instagram post
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • “Catchweight”: Good or Bad for Boxing?
    By Ralph Rimpell, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN PAYS HOMAGE TO ALEXIS ARGUELLO THEN PRESENTS NICARAGUA’S PRESIDENT WITH A GREEN AND GOLD BELT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • EFREN ‘BATA’ REYES WEAVES HIS MAGIC TO WIN ACCU-STATS ‘MAKE IT HAPPEN; ONE POCKET INVITATIONAL
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Chatman: 'I will massacre Biosse!'
    By , Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Undefeated 20-Year Old Prospect Mario Barrios Returns July 18 in El Paso Texas
    By , Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Special July 11 Golden Boy Fan Fiesta Celebration at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena from 1-6pm
    By , Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Weights for M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
    By , Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Boxcino 2015 champions Andrey Fedosov and John Thompson crack world rankings
    By , Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Thou shall not help foul up PH boxing
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 02 Jul 2015
  • NBA Free Agency -- Davis agrees to $145 million deal, Love stays with Cavs
    By Eugene Nepangue, Thu, 02 Jul 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.