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15 NOVEMBER 2018

 

John H Stracey pays special tribute to Jose Sulaiman


The first WBC Champion to be win a World Boxing Council crown, after Don Jose Sulaiman was elected President in 1975 has paid a touching tribute to his everlasting memory.


John H Stracey- the pride of Bethnal Green in London, came to Mexico City in 1975 to defeat the legendary Jose Napolis. Typically John and both Jose’s became great friends. John H says he’s thrilled and honored to have been a WBC Champion and to have won the coveted Green Belt, which was the highlight of his spectacular and memorable career. He explained:


"I am so very proud to say that I was Mr Jose Sulaiman’s very first Champion in 1975, and through the years I have met with him on on a number of occasions. I always found Don Jose to be a very polite and honest man. We had a great connection and I always looked forward to meeting with him around the world. He was a very charismatic person, who was constantly smiling, especially when he met the boxers.

 

I will remember him as decent, sincere, and above all a very generous human being. I will greatly miss seeing him and being greeted and hugged as he would always do. I have such fond memories that make me smile and will live with me forever.
Don Jose is sorely missed.”




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