Mary Jo Sanders
Today, as part of our #WBCTalks 50 shows celebration, Jill Diamond and Frank Garza convened an extraordinary panel featuring the very best of Detroit.
During this panel we talked about the inherent strength of Detroit’s boxing community , about their indomitable spirit, about projects, prospects, and programs to empower youth.
Poignantly remembering the influence of a very important figure in the life of all of us, our parents. The most emotional moment came when our beloved former WBC super welterweight champion Tony Harrison paid tribute to his father, a central l figure in Detroit boxing, who recently passed away. Tony said: “My father was very interactive with the community. I`m so thankful how he interacted with s o many people. And now I involve people the way he did. My father gave everything he had. I respect people the way he did.”
When asked about his father Don Jose, Mauricio said that were many kisses, wanted and given. He said that had the qualities of warmth, kindness and generous with great love: “I do miss him, but he stays with me day and night.”
Tony is developing a gym for young, keen promising boxers and Mauricio is pledging to help equip it, saying: “I promise we will work to get as much equipment as possible.” Tony also pointed out that there`s a lot of young fledgling boxing talent in Detroit. And Dimitriy responded: “I`m always checking with trainers about who`s coming up and also watching the Golden Gloves tournaments, discovering enough to know what`s going on. Bronco who`s now using his championship boxing skills to good use as a boxing commissioner said: “We`re growing together trying to make things better in the sport. I`m there as a commissioner, but I`ve been a fighter and the aim is to be fair. In trying to always be fair, you start from the root to the truth.” Bronco recalled with fondness greeting Tony`s Father and in response to…how are you: “I`m peaceful man,” was the genuine response.
Mary Jo also revealed how she misses boxing and the everyday training saying: “It`s a dance of skill, and being able to get into the “Boys` Club,” and kick down the door with your stiletto heel, no one can take that away your hard work from you, and it`s respected.”
A panel full of anecdotes, promises, work to do, but also, inherent force in this mythical region in the United States of America.
If you did not have the opportunity to follow this panel, we recommend that you do not miss it at the following link:
𝗪𝗕𝗖 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 50 “MOTORCITY BOXING”𝗝𝗢𝗜𝗡 𝗨𝗦: https://forms.gle/gcrvufHxhzAtD6K86WEDNESDAY June 03🥊Spanish Version 11:00 am CDMX / 18:00 Madrid🥊English Version 09:00 pm CDMX / 16:00 MadridWith:Mauricio SulaimánTony HarrisonMary Jo SandersDmitry SalitaBronco McKartWorld Boxing CouncilUniversidad LiberQuaré#WBCStayHomeStaySafe
Posted by WBCUniversity on Wednesday, 3 June 2020