Mauricio Sulaiman: ‘Golovkin Against Chavez Jr. and Golovkin Against Canelo Are Great Fights’


    Hu_140211_Deportes_Boxeo_Mauricio_sulaiman_nuevo_presidente_CMB (1)Earlier this week at the WBC Convention, we were able to catch up with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. The head of the organization was doing interviews in which he spoke on behalf of the return of the heavyweight division, and gave his opinion on 2 fights boxing fans would love to see. “There are so many combination of fighters out there,” said Sulaiman, “Golovkin is a great fighter who can have 4 to 5 different challengers to make great fights. The heavyweights are coming back 40 years after the Rumble in the Jungle. Don King is putting together Stiverne versus Wilder. So there is excitement all around.”

    Bermane Stiverne is set to defend his WBC heavyweight title against the knockout artist Deontay Wilder on January 17 next year. The fight is being well received as it will be Wilder’s first legitimate test in his professional career after being highly criticized for fighting very low level opposition. One guy who Sulaiman touched based on was another knockout artist in Gennady Golovkin, who recently made a trip to Mexico to collect his interim WBC middleweight title that he won after walking through Marco Antonio Rubio in 2 rounds. “Golovkin against Chavez Jr., Golovkin against Canelo,” Sulaiman said enthusiastically. “Those are two great fights that could take place. He (Golovkin) was thrilled to see Aztec Stadium through the helicopter, and he is just a formidable human being, he’s very humble, he went to the hospital and visited the kids.”