BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Manny Pacquiao in negotiations to fight Amir Khan

My, my, my, how times have changed.After dismissing Amir Khan for years, Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that he is in talks to fight the Brit. Khan has long pushed for fights against Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither materialized. It always seemed like he was Charlie Brown only to have the football pulled away just as he was about to kick it.Back in 2015, he thought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum: Mayweather- McGregor bout 'absolute nonsense'

Would a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor be more for show than for glory? One of the sport’s top promoters thinks so. Bob Arum, whose clients at Top Rank Promotions have included names like Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, talked to TMZ recently about the possibility of Mayweather and McGregor getting in the ring together, and he’s not too keen on...
Via NESN.com
January 18, 2017  |  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

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 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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