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WBC President Jose Sulaiman Says Goodbye to Octavius James

by on Aug.01, 2009, under Boxing News, Obituaries

Editor’s note:  I just received this touching eulogy on the late Mr. Octavius James written by the president of the World Boxing Council, Jose Sulaiman.  Mr. James a beloved boxing promoter who produced popular shows in northeastern Indiana.  He passed a week ago and his funeral was held today. 


Consejo Mundial de Boxeo

W.B.C.                                                                                          31-Jul-09       
Jose Sulaiman Ch.

  It is impossible to know the mystery of life, nor the way that our Lord acts to take with him the people that the Almighty needs with him; but we must rejoice that our dear and unforgettable friend Octavius James came to life and left an indelible mark of his passing through life with a career in boxing that will be for long remembered.

We will remember always the devotion that he had for the green and gold WBC belt, as a signal of glory that he always wanted for all those that he promoted and fought to win it.  He has left love, loyalty, dedication and an exemplary life that is and will always be the pride of One in a Million Promotions, of his beloved family and of the inseparable Ortiz family with whom he worked so close, and who with all the members in the world of the WBC will never forget him.

May he rest in everlasting peace at the side of our Almighty God.

Your friend,
Jose Sulaiman Ch.

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