In boxing there are men who climb the ring and leave an indelible and great commentators, which describeS today’s guest: David Faitelson.
He knew that he wanted to be a sports chronicler since he was in high school, Having recognized that he did not have the necessary skills to shine like the greats. His father was blunt when telling him that he did not want to see him as a boxer.
Starting his career as a sports reporter in the written media, David quickly demonstrated his natural ability, remembering that his first task was covering soccer and when no one wanted to give him an interview, because he was a novice, a player who stayed behind at the end to talk with him, was the father of “Chicharito” Hernandez, who gave him a great interview, which marked the beginning of a prolific career.
Recalling his arrival on television, David thanked an iconic journalism man, Jose Ramón Fernández, whom David defined as his teacher, the person who largely shaped his career.
David Specifically mentioned Don José Sulaimán whom he described as the most humane person he has ever known, the man who transformed boxing forever. A mentor and a friend.
“The sport suffered a lot with the departure of Don José. I have never met a person like him, a leader who knew how to handle situations intelligently. He was my friend, we had differences, disagreements, but we always treated each other with respect, with a genuine friendship and reciprocal affection.”
David, spoke of one of his boxing idols and friend outside of the ring, Humberto “Chiquita” González who joined the conversation to remember wonderful anecdotes from when they shared the microphone.
He added that in boxing he has met the most humble and honorable people and that today the sport lives a great moment, but at this point he noted that the one who lit the boxing flame on television was Mauricio Sulaimán and Fernando Beltrán.
For David Faitelson, the work that Mauricio Sulaimán has done as head of the WBC, is admirable because he has continued with the great legacy that his father left. Boxing is in good hands.
David was questioned about his boxing top 5, but before answering, he pointed out that for him there are only three great athletes, men who without today’s technology were known throughout the world: Pelé, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
1.- Julio César Chávez
2.- Rubén Olivares
3.- José Nápoles
4.- Ricardo López
5.- Salvador Sánchez
Jab: Sugar Ray Leonard
Footwork: Muhammad Ali
Chin: Roberto Duran
Defense: Floyd Mayweather JR.
Speed: Manny Pacquiao
Intelligence: Julio César Chávez
Power: Humberto Gonzalez / Mike Tyson
Heart: Marvin Hagler
Favorite fighter: Humberto González
𝗪𝗕𝗖 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 42 " DAVID FAITELSON”𝗔𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘: https://forms.gle/pYtnQvPUKXXtqYvX6Jueves 21 de Mayo🥊 Versión en español 11:00 am CDMX / 18:00 Madrid🥊 Versión en inglés 13:00 pm CDMX / 20:00 MadridCon:Mauricio Sulaimán Presidente WBCDavid FaitelsonWorld Boxing CouncilUniversidad LiberQuaré#WBCStayHomeStaySafe
Posted by WBCUniversity on Thursday, May 21, 2020