Slone unveils Jose Sulaiman tribute portrait



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"Jose Sulaiman" Official Painting Unveiled

A painting of late boxing icon, WBC President Jose Sulaiman was unveiled in December at the WBC’s 52nd annual convention.

Slone was selected and commissioned to create the painted tribute by Jose’s son and newly appointed WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. A special edition of posters and limited edition canvas prints were presented to those in attendance. The portrait captures a smiling Sulaiman and the painting incorporates highlights of the famous green and gold colors, which the WBC belt is recognized throughout the world for.

Jose Sulaiman, former President of the WBC who passed away on Jan 16th, 2014 and was the longest reigning president of any sports organization in the world. An accomplishment that was honored by the Guinness World Records, who presented a special award to Jose’s family.

The painting was unveiled on stage during the WBC gala and shared the stage with many boxing greats including, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Floyd Mayweather, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar de la Hoya, Thomas Hearns, Michael Spinks, Laila Ali, Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Evander Holyfield, Erik Morales, Riddick Bowe, Miguel Cotto and many more legendary champions.

 

 



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