BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pacquiao vs. Bradley PPV numbers were terrible according to Bob Arum

Did you know Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 9th at the MGM Grand in possibly the last fight of his career? It’s okay if you didn’t because you’re apparently not alone. According to ESPN, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said the fight garnered between 400,000 and 500,000 HBO PPV buys, which isn’t exactly the number they were looking for. “It will be somewhere...
Via The Comeback
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Arum's 'No Trump' undercard carries a message with a punch

LAS VEGAS — He calls it his No Trump undercard partly because he's a boxing promoter and there's one last Manny Pacquiao fight that by most indications is in serious need of promotion. Bob Arum isn't about to apologize for that, just as he won't apologize for the underlying message he is delivering. If it costs him some pay-per-view buys from Donald Trump's fans on April 9, then...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Promoter still planning on Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch?

Bob Arum seems like he is still planning on Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather having a rematch in the future. Arum, who is Pacquiao’s promoter, spoke to the media on Tuesday at an event promoting Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley in April. The bout will be the third between Pacquiao and Bradley, and it’s been said that it will be Pac-Man’s final fight because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2016  |  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

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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