‘Visit to Pacman special’

WORLD Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman, who visited WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his Las Vegas Gym last Friday and then dropped by the home of World Boxing Organization champion Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles on Saturday, said the visit to the Filipino ring icon was “very special to me.”

In a telephone conversation with the New Standard/Viva Sports from Mexico, Sulaiman said they spent time talking about his esteemed late father and former WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman, during whose time Pacquiao won his first WBC title, a flyweight crown with a spectacular eighth-round knockout of Thailand’s Chatchai Sasakul in December 1998. Pacquiao later won the super featherweight, lightweight and light middleweight titles of the world’s leading pro boxing organization.

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