Exclusive: Mauricio Sulaiman hails 'unbelievable' golden era in boxing

The WBC president expressed his delight in how boxing has bounced back since the global pandemic.

Mauricio Sulaiman is delighted at the amount of huge fights boxing fans have witnessed in 2022.

The sport is finally bouncing back following the global pandemic and this year alone, boxing has witnessed three undisputed champions crowned as well as seven unifications.

The trio to win all four major belts in 2022 are Devin Haney (lightweight), Jermell Charlo (junior welterweight) and Franchon Crews-Dezurn (super middleweight).

Fighters to have unified their respective divisions include 'Monster' Naoya Inoue at bantamweight, Errol Spence Jr at welterweight and Artur Beterbiev at light heavyweight.

Sulaiman - the WBC president, who ranks Canelo as the number one fighter in the world - admits the sport is going through a golden era of incredible fights and events all around the world without realising (it).

"Well, yeah, we're going through a golden era of boxing without knowing it. If you look at last year was a tremendous year of boxing," Sulaiman exclusively told Planet Sport.

"If you look at these first six months, what we have seen is unbelievable - 94,000 at Wembley (Fury vs Whyte), Dallas Cowboys Stadium 50,000 (Spence vs Ugas), 40,000 plus in Australia (Haney vs Kambosos Jr).

Tyson Fury after Dillian Whyte bout

"Japan two sellout crowds of over 20,000 with Gennadiy Golovkin (against Ryota Murata) and Inoue (vs Nonito Donaire). Madison Square Garden - an unbelievable fight with Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.

"Everything is happening all over the world. The pound-for-pound list is big trouble to (decide).

"Out of the 10 (fighters), you are leaving even many fighters out so this is a great time for boxing.

"We need promoters we need platforms we need organisations to work and keep it going, not ruin it. We cannot burst that bubble we have to continue building it," Sulaiman added.

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