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World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82
Jose Sulaiman, longtime World Boxing Council president, dies at 82
Associated Press
2014-01-17 10:01 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Longtime World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman has died at 82.

Sulaiman's son, Mauricio Sulaiman, said the man who raised the profile of the sport in his four-decade leadership died Thursday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He had been hospitalized for months for a heart condition.

The council confirmed his death, calling him the "father of boxing." Sulaiman was a member of boxing's Hall of Fame since 2006. He created many new rules for the sport to protect the fighters

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