BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boxing meme: Bob Arum 85; birth announcement in 1931 also serves as call for Schmeling vs. Sharkey rematch

Hall of Famer Bob Arum may be the oldest active full time boxing promoter, but who knew he was also the youngest? The proof is in the copy of the December 8, 1931 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which you can find a photo of right here: Talk about being born to promote! You have to appreciate the jokes coming from team Arum and Top Rank at least. It’s been a time of big milestones...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

Arum believes Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch will happen

There has been some recent buzz surrounding a possible rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, and Bob Arum is now perpetuating the latest rumors. Mayweather was on hand over the weekend to watch Pacquiao defeat Jessie Vargas, and Pacquiao later revealed that he invited Mayweather to the fight. He also said “we will see” when asked if he wants a rematch against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Arum booked Mandalay Bay on Oct. 15 for Manny Pacquiao

There have been a lot of questions lately about whether or not Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring. His promoter says he does not know the answer to that question, but he has taken steps to ensure he is prepared in case Pac Man does want to fight again. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reports that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has reserved the Mandalay Bay on Oct. 15 for a potential Pacquiao...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2016  |  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

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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