January 17, 2014
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of my longtime friend Jose Sulaiman. He was one of the most honorable and generous men I’ve known in a sport that’s not necessarily known for that. He always made me feel honoured to be a WBC champion and, just as I was part of the WBC family, Jose was also part of my family. He fought tirelessly on behalf of fighters safety and was a strong advocate for fair treatment of female boxers. I’m proud to have known him and been given the time with him that I had. Prayers go out from my family to his during this difficult time. He will be surely missed. Rest in paradise Don Jose Sulaiman.