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BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

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(Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao, Zhou and Algieri arrive in Macau; photo via) “You can pretend for a long time, but one day it all falls away and you are alone… Alone in the most beautiful place in the world.”- Jean Rhys Despite his unabashed confidence, which can at times border on a smugly dismissive sense of entitlement, there’s no way Chris Algieri really expected this...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight could happen at Cowboys Stadium

There is still little reason to believe that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will ever meet in the ring, but if they were to fight it would be in a massive venue. Like, for example, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum told GMA News on Tuesday that CBS president...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Arum: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao coming in 2015

I am not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe. This has been going on for five years now and until I see Mayweather and Pacquiao in the ring I simply won’t believe it is happening. With that being said it is my job to report, so here is what Bob Arum is saying about a potential Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in 2015 via SFGate.com. Boxing promoter Bob Arum told The San Francisco...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 28, 2014  |  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 Says You Have to Negotiate With Mexicans in Special Way (Video)

Iconic boxing promoter, Bob Arum made a statement to TMZ, suggesting that there’s a special way to deal with Mexicans when organizing events. Personally, I don’t think what he said was disrespectful or wrong. I don’t think he’s generalizing a group of people, I just think he’s expressing his educated opinion, after doing business with people of all races for many years...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arum Blames Pacquiao Low PPV Numbers on Bradley Not Being Hispanic

The Rios fight did 450k PPV buys and the Bradley fight did between 750-800k PPV buys. Those are disappointing numbers for Pacquiao and Bob Arum acknowledges that. He blamed the low Rios number on it being in China and therefore it not getting  a lot of American press, but he had a different reason for the low Pacquaio vs. Bradley II numbers. That is a significant decline from what...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Arum Trash Talks Mayweather, Showtime, & the MGM

At yesterday’s Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 press conference Top Rank’s Bob Arum used his closing remarks to unload on Showtime, Golden Boy Boxing, and the MGM Grand. Here’s Arum’s statement verbatim: “I’m not gonna say it. I know that, yeah, fff — hell with it. I know that in the Venetian, they wouldn’t make a mistake like this. They knew what fight they were scheduled...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 10, 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

Bob Arum on Pacquiao-Mayweather fight: It's stupid if it doesn't happen

Bob Arum is one of the biggest reasons why Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather never fought when the two were at the peak of their games and popularity, but the promoter’s tune has now changed regarding the superfight. The 82-year-old Top Rank promoter is two weeks removed from Pac-Man’s win over Brandon Rios in Macau, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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