The WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Will Now Accept Applications Year-Round

Instead of an annual grant cycle, Fund will consider applications on a rolling basis

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – The World Boxing Council and the Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, created to support retired boxing professionals who have fallen into hard times, will now accept grant applications year-round, instead of limited to an open-and-closed grant cycle.

The Fund will accept applications for assistance from boxers eligible to receive assistance on an annual rolling basis.  Each applicant who receives support from the Fund will be able to reapply for assistance, one-year after the date of the Selection Committee’s last decision.

This change was made possible due to the generosity and support of many of the WBC’s partners, including Fundación Telmex, WBC-affiliated organizers, promoters, and partners and friends, and especially Hublot, which have teamed up with the WBC for a spectacular “Night of Champions” fundraiser on May 3, 2019.

Through this Fund, WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán proudly continues the legacy of former president Don José Sulaimán in supporting boxing’s greatest heroes who have fallen into hard times.  The Fund is administered by the Nevada Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Retired professional boxers who face significant immediate financial need are encouraged to apply.  For questions and assistance with the application process, please contact your local WBC federation or affiliate.  Questions may also be directed to Nevada Community Foundation at:

Jane Ramos
Director of Operations
Nevada Community Foundation
410 South Rampart Blvd., Suite 390
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Tel: 702-892-2326 | Fax: 702-892-8580

Download the application and guidelines below.