Boxing News

Jose Sulaiman Race of Champions

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

It was a Sunday to remember at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Forest and Paseo de la Reforma with thousands of runners and boxing fans gathered to participate in the first edition of the “Jose Sulaiman Race of Champions.” Runners ran alongside boxing champions and former champions in 6K and 12K races. Julio Cesar Chavez, Edgar Sosa, Daniel Zaragoza, Humberto Gonzalez, Jhonny Gonzalez, Jose Luis Bueno, Pablo Cesar Cano, Ibeth Zamora, Zulima Muñoz, Jessica Gonzalez, Mariana Juarez, Irma Garcia and Jessica Chavez among many others participated in the race. Instead of a starting gun, the races commenced with ring bell sounds, the song “Eye of the Tiger” and a minute’s applause in memory of former WBC President Jose Sulaiman passed away on January 16. At the finish line was a photo of Sulaiman thanking the thousands of participants for being part of “the 12 rounds of his life.” participated in the marathon running in the 12K race.

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