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BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves still set, after Harry Reid helps out with visa issue

Bob Arum announced today that the visa for Diego "La Joya" Chaves has cleared and that he will be traveling to Las Vegas to face Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, as scheduled, on Saturday, August 2, at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. There was concern that the Rios vs. Chaves fight would have to be cancelled, as an unrelated system-wide delay with the issuing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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

“Scumbag” Bob Arum boxing meme photo

If you've been following us on Facebook lately (and you are doing that, aren't you?) then you will have noticed we've really been having fun with the boxing memes over the past few weeks. Here's a look at one we just posted and created a few days ago. So take a look at "Scumbag" Bob Arum right here... We'll be posting more of these boxing memes on the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Promoter Arum calls for investigation

Promoter Bob Arum on Sunday called for an investigation into the controversial split-decision verdict that saw Timothy Bradley deal superstar Manny Pacquiao his first defeat since 2005. Arum said there would be no rematch between the fighters unless Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto launched a probe into the scoring of Saturday night's WBO welterweight title fight...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss
WAITING GAME

Arum: No Floyd-Pacman until 2013

Any fight fans hoping to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao this year will have to wait, promoter Bob Arum says.

Via The Juicy Online
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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