BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arum critical of Freddie Roach after Pacquiao loss

Manny Pacquiao was on the losing end of one of the most controversial judging decisions in boxing history when he lost his WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn on Saturday, but his promoter isn’t only blaming the judges.Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s longtime promoter, felt referee Mark Nelson allowed Horn to place Pacquiao in too many headlocks and hold the Filipino fighter for too long...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Floyd Mayweather Jr still needs to agree to his side of the deal in order for his fight against Conor McGregor to happen. If for some reason UFC president Dana White can’t hammer out a deal with the Mayweather camp, Bob Arum is just a phone call away.Arum told TMZ over the weekend that his client, Manny Pacquiao, would be willing to fight McGregor after Pacquiao’s upcoming bout...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA power players continue to speak against Trump

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “To this day, I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way.” - San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg PopovichWhile May is generally the time for playoff basketball talk, coaches and owners alike did not hold back their opinions on President Donald Trump...
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May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao signs contract to fight Jeff Horn

Bob Arum is getting his way when it comes to Manny Pacquiao’s next fight.The Top Rank promoter told the LA Times on Tuesday that Pac-Man has signed a contract to fight Jeff Horn in July. Arum initially pushed for Pacquiao to fight Horn, but there appeared to be little public interest in that fight. After voters on a Twitter poll overwhelmingly said they wanted Pacquiao to face...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 22, 2017  |  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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