Round 12: Convention In Cyberspace
By Mauricio Sulaimán / Son of José Sulaimán / President of
We are ready for something never experienced in the sport of
fists as our Convention will take place virtually, in the
We are a boxing organization, we are not television or event
producers, but fate’s nudge means we must do our best to
keep moving and has our whole staff working diligently to
make this a successful event on virtual reality.
We decided to proceed with our annual event, simply because
it is necessary. It is during the Convention where a titanic
quantity of quality work is done, with the participation of
hundreds of people from all over the planet.
I am very proud of my work team, led by Víctor Silva,
Gabriel González and my nephew Pepe Tońo. They’ve taken the
bull by the horns, and have dedicated themselves putting
their heart, body and soul to get the technology ready to
facilitate this important event. Also, heartfelt thanks to
many more members of our staff who are working diligently
and in an exemplary way to meet expectations.
Is sad not to be able to be in St. Petersburg, because it
was programmed there, but we will be in the whole world,
because it is the Convention of world unity.
On another topic, Mike Tyson’s return to the ring continues
to generate great interest around the world. It has been
announced that November will be the month for this highly
The California State Athletic Commission is one of the best
in the world, and has everything under control to make this
exhibition a great show with all the medical and
administrative care for Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr.
This exhibition will be supported by a magnificent fight
card, and also a first-rate musical show, so an
unforgettable night is expected.
The world is sorely in need of entertainment and, without a
doubt, it will be an event remembered by millions of people,
for being something great during the pandemic.
Julio César Chávez and Jorge “El Travieso” Arce are ready
for their third contest, and it is expected to be highly
The two legendary champions have met twice, with
unforgettable shows in Tijuana and Hermosillo, respectively.
This next September 25 they will get into the ring once
more, without an audience, but under a pay-per-view
The sons of J.C. Chavez, Julio César Chavez Jr. and Omar
Chávez, will also participate on this occasion.
It is wonderful to know that they do it to help Julio, in
addition to allocating the resources obtained to help
thousands of people with food, plus 10 scholarships for
rehabilitation in their clinics, at no cost.
“El Travieso” has already promised to build at least 10
little houses to help those who need it so badly in Sonora.
This theme of the exhibitions is gaining strength, as former
WBC world champion Cristian Mijares will also step into the
ring to face another ex-champ, Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel.
DID YOU KNOW…?
Mike Tyson, the great world heavyweight champion and one of
the most illustrious men to have ruled through that
division, was one of the many young men rescued by the
unforgettable American manager, counselor and coach,
Constantine “Cus” D’Amato.
That support consisted of recovering him from the
reformatory centers in which he had lived, until he arrived
at the boxing gym at the manager's home.
Basically, Cus adopted him, taught him and prepared him for
everything, and thus led him to become the youngest
heavyweight champion on the night of November 22, 1986, at
only 20 years old, when he defeated by knockout in the
second round the Jamaican Trevor Berbick, at the Hilton Head
Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.