BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bob Arum makes proposal to promote Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders debate

Top Rank, Inc. is ready to promote “The Heavyweight Debate: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders.” The idea of the debate was first proposed on Wednesday night when Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel asked Trump if he would consider it. Trump’s response to Kimmel was “We would have such high ratings and I think I should take that money and give it to some worthy...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Showtime sues Pacquiao’s promoter over Mayweather fight issue

Showtime is suing Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank Inc., in an attempt to get the promotional company to help cover some legal expenses they have incurred. You may recall that after Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May, the Filipino immediately complained that he was fighting with a shoulder injury. Pacquiao’s injury was cited as a big reason why the fight was such...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arum: Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch not going to happen

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are not going to fight again, according to Pacquiao’s longtime promoter. It has been widely reported that Pacquiao has won a senate seat in his home country of the Philippines, with the official results set to be announced next week. After he beat Timothy Bradley last month, Pacquiao said his boxing future would be determined by the election...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view numbers are ‘terrible’

The pay-per-view numbers for the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight that you probably forgot even happened have been disappointing, unsurprisingly. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that the numbers for the fight were “terrible.” According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Arum estimated the number of buys to be between 400,000-500,000, though some are not even confident it will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Arum: Pacquiao 'torn' on retirement decision

Saturday night was supposedly Manny Pacquaio’s final fight, but promoter Bob Arum isn’t buying that. Arum, who promoted Pacquiao’s victory over Timothy Bradley on Saturday, believes that the fighter may well come back when he needs the payday. “He’s torn,” Arum said, via ESPN’s Wallace Matthews. “His wife wants him to retire. He’s running for office, and if he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Arum Confirms Garcia’s Release From Top Rank

During the Pacquiao Bradley Fight Week in Las Vegas, Top Rank Chief Bob Arum confirmed to the Morning Punch-In Show w/ RB & Jae podcast that Mikey Garcia has been released from Top Rank. “Other promoters made runs at him. And that screwed him up. and yeah he we didn’t offer him the Crawford fight because he wanted more money than Crawford and Crawford is the champion. That...
Via BadCulture
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxing meme: Bob Arum “Yesterday I was lying, today I’m telling the truth”

Bob Arum is famous for many reasons. He's one of the most well known and successful boxing promoters in history. But for many people, he'll always be most famous for his most infamous quote. "Yesterday I was lying. Today I'm telling the truth." - Bob Arum So keep in mind, as you hear updates and reports about negotiations for Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, or anything else...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Arum and the two day orgy he had with Muhammad Ali after the Thrilla in Manilla

Bob Arum is like that kooky grandpa you had growing up as a child. You would never know what would come out of his mouth and you always worried he would say something so outlandish that you would just shake your head. As you got older you would realize grandpa was actually a funny dude to hang out with and his no filter approach to life was something refreshing in a world in which...
Via Fight Hub TV
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Arum Fires Shots At PacBradley Press Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today’s final press conference may have been for Pacquiao vs. Bradley but Top Rank Chief Bob Arum stole the show. With everything being said that could possibly be said about this weekend’s anticipated rematch, Arum took the opportunity to get a few things off his chest with regards to the MGM accommodations, rival promoter Golden Boy Promotions, and the fighting...
Via BadCulture
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arum: “This Is A Very Competitive Fight”

LOS ANGELES, CA - Bob Arum has been a busy man this week. Along with promoting the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley, a taped interview appeared during this week’s installment ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ broadcast. In what has now become par for the course, any mention of Manny Pacquiao ushered in mention of pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather. During...
Via BadCulture
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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