Mauricio Sulaimán Saldivar, candidate for the National Sports Merit Award 2019
This honor was proposed by Daniel Aceves Villagrán, head of the Mexican Olympic Association.
The President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, was nominated as a candidate for the Mexico´s National Sports Merit Award 2019,
“I am nominating Mauricio Sulaiman for performing an outstanding role by promoting Mexican sport,” said Olympic medalist Daniel Aceves Villagrán President of the Mexican Olympic Association.
“Mauricio Sulaiman has been of the WBC since February 11, 2014, after the death of his father Mr. José Sulaimán Chagnón. He has sought and promoted the protection of the health of the national and international boxing and sports community. With perseverance, he has also acted against discrimination and abuse of power” Aceves Villagran said.
He added that Sulaiman has implemented medical and scientific programs for the protection of boxers, establishing actions against doping, rules, protective measures and medical exams among many others.
He stressed that Mauricio has also led many actions to provide former champions and boxers, with social and economic support.
He highlighted that the World Boxing Council has always been characterized by the defense of human rights, non-discrimination and a great vocation of service to those who need it most. It has currently generated 598 world champions in the 17 recognized divisions, several of them created by WBC itself.
He said that the WBC has scheduled more than 2,200 world championship fights to date for more than 40 years worldwide across the five continents.
Since the arrival of Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC has evolved, grown and transformed the way this noble sport is regarded. For the WBC the most important thing is safety, health and respect for the boxer who climbs into the ring aiming to win, to please his audience regardless of the risk he or she may run.
The WBC also decreased rounds from 15 to 12; included pre weigh ins of 30 and 7 days before the official weigh in, which is 24 hours before the fights and also promoted the currenting official system with three judges who score the match.