The Latest: Boxing promoter: Ali was the mouth that roared

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Muhammad Ali was the mouth that roared. What came out of it, Bob Arum says, was what the world needed to hear. The Hall of Fame boxing promoter says Ali put into words what most African-Americans wanted to say but didn't have the courage to do so. ''You've got to recall what...
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The Latest: Boxing promoter says Ali had basketball prowess

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Muhammad Ali swishing from half court? Bob Arum swears it happened - three times. The Hall of Fame boxing promoter tells a story of Ali preparing to fight Oscar Bonavena in 1970. Ali was at Madison Square Garden while the NYU basketball team was practicing for a game that...
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The Latest: Ali called most important figure in 20th century

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali (all times local): 3 p.m. Bob Arum believes Muhammad Ali was as important a public figure as anyone in the 20th century. The Hall of Fame boxing promoter says that ranking Ali in the top 10 among influential people - in all walks of life, not just sports - is ''too conservative.'' ''In the history books...
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Bob Arum on Ali: 'He was a gallant warrior'

Bob Arum’s first promotion was a Muhammad Ali fight 50 years ago – in 1966. Arum was obviously saddened late Friday after hearing of the death of Ali, who died at a Phoenix-area hospital the day after entering it with respiratory troubles that...
Via The OC Register
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Arum: Mayweather can have Pacquiao rematch in Philippines

Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems focused on striking a deal to fight MMA superstar Conor McGregor, so the speculation about a potential rematch between the undefeated boxing champion and Manny Pacquiao has cooled considerably. If some recent comments made by Pacquiao’s promoter are any indication, Pacquiao-Mayweather 2.0 isn’t happening. In an interview with, Bob Arum...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Showtime sues Pacquiao’s promoter over Mayweather fight issue

Showtime is suing Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank Inc., in an attempt to get the promotional company to help cover some legal expenses they have incurred. You may recall that after Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May, the Filipino immediately complained that he was fighting with a shoulder injury. Pacquiao’s injury was cited as a big reason why the fight was such...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum: Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch not going to happen

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are not going to fight again, according to Pacquiao’s longtime promoter. It has been widely reported that Pacquiao has won a senate seat in his home country of the Philippines, with the official results set to be announced next week. After he beat Timothy Bradley last month, Pacquiao said his boxing future would be determined by the election...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days 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
April 20, 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

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...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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