Aiming to retain the hegemony of being the best boxing body in history, this Tuesday the World Boxing Council finally celebrated sixty years of its existence, which it completed last February, but failed to celebrate the birth of its honorary president. The decision was taken. Jose Suleman. About this anniversary, its current president Mauricio Suleiman said in the midst of a great party held at the Arroyo restaurant and accompanied by his brothers Luci, Claudia, Hector, Pepe and Fernando, who continue the legacy of the Suleiman surname.. .
“We are very excited, it is a huge event, many people who have come from many parts of the country and the world, champions, commissioners, friends, ring officials, athletes from other sports and everything to celebrate this organization Came and today is the day my dad would have turned 92, and this gives a very special touch to this celebration, ”said Mauricio Suleiman
After more than thirty years of Mauricio Suleiman in charge of the World Boxing Council, his father, Mr. Jose Suleiman insisted about the legacy that “my father’s legacy is all of this, it is unity, closeness, commitment, sharing of values and principles, for boxing and he always wanted boxers to be the most important thing for the organization, before, during and after its glory years”, Sulaiman said.
For his part, the Mexican legend Julio César Chávez, who undoubtedly has an important part in the history of the green and gold outfit, mentioned this great celebration as follows.
“Very happy, I would have loved Don Jose to be there. I will always be very grateful for the advice. The council was the one who gave me the chance to fight for the world championship when I was a nobody, when I started my career. I did when I had to fight in the province,” Chávez said.
When asked which fight was the best he ever fought and which is an important part of the history of the World Boxing Council, Julio Cesar Chavez said this.
“I had 37 world championship fights, but arguably the most memorable and dramatic was with Meldrick Taylor, but I had many great fights; with Greg Haugen at Azteca Stadium; the “macho” of Camacho; Edwin Rosario and many others,” he noted.
This is what he said when asked if he considers himself the best fighter of all time.
“I’ve always had that good taste in my mouth, I’ve never considered myself the best Mexican fighter, I don’t say it, people say it, the media say it, everybody says it, imagine if I could go 100 undefeated bouts would have reached, he was not only the best Mexican fighter of all time, but he would have been the best fighter in the whole of history”, said the Mexican legend
Since the creation of the World Boxing Council, it has hosted over 2,500 world championship bouts, including Panama’s Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Durán, who was present at the ceremony.