BOB ARUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Manny Pacquiao's next opponent finalized

It looks like Manny Pacquiao's next opponent has finally been decided. According to the LA Times' Lance Pugmire, Pacquiao will be facing Jessie Vargas in his next fight. The two sides reportedly will meet next week to discuss a fight location, with Las Vegas and Dubai both in play. Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, has mentioned in recent interviews that Pacquiao could fight in October...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach does not want Pacquiao fighting Crawford yet

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight again in November, though his opponent has not yet been unannounced. Some have talked about him fighting Bud Crawford, who just beat Viktor Postol last weekend. But Pac-Man’s trainer Freddie Roach does not want his fighter facing Crawford just yet. Roach told Boxing News that he is concerned about the type of preparation and camp Pacquiao would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao is coming out of retirement to box unknown opponent

Manny Pacquiao will box once again. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, promoter Bob Arum said the recently retired boxer will come back to the ring to fight an unknown opponent in either late October or early November in the main event of an HBO fight in Vegas. After beating Timothy Bradley in a unanimous decision back in April, Pacquiao called it quits soon after. Arum told...
Via The Comeback
July 12, 2016  |  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

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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