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Arum: ESPN cut off GGG negotiations because “they didn’t like his attitude”

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum of Top Rank says the negotiations between Gennady Golovkin and ESPN were halted because the network “didn’t like his attitude”, and felt it “wasn’t worth the trouble” to try and sign him.  → read full story

Arum wants Spence vs. Crawford later this year

By Chris Williams: Top Rank boss Bob Arum says he’s going to make a financial offer to IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.  → read full story

The Brilliance Behind Top Rank Signing Tyson Fury

By Donavan Leonard: With the stroke of a pen, Tyson Fury has turned the heavyweight division on its head and handed ESPN and Top Rank the reins to one of the most powerful figures in boxing.  → read full story

Arum wants Wilder vs. Fury rematch to marinate until September

By Chris Williams: Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum wants to let the rematch between WBC heavyweight belt holder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury marinate until possibly September after the two of them have had interim fights in order to build up the second fight between them.  → read full story

Arum wants Teofimo Lopez to fight Campbell and Pedraza in 2019

By Aragon Garcia: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he’s going to have Teofimo Lopez target the WBC lightweight, and then match him against Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) in 2020 in a unification fight.  → read full story

Arum wants Gilberto Ramirez vs. Sergey Kovalev

By Allan Fox: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in a possibly setting up a fight between Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) and WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs).  → read full story

Arum says he killed Pacquiao vs. Crawford fight

By Mike Smith: Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says he intentionally chose not to make the fight between Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) and Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) in the past, because he felt that the Filipino star wound end up losing that fight.  → read full story

Arum: “I don’t think Keith Thurman can fight anymore”

By Sean Jones: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he thinks Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is past his prime, and can no longer fight anymore after seeing him labor to an unimpressive 12 round majority decision last Saturday night against Josesito ‘The Riverside Rocky’ Lopez (36-8, 19 KOs).  → read full story

Arum predicts Crawford-Khan does 1 million+ PPV buys

By Sean Jones: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is predicting huge pay-per-view numbers for WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s title defense against Amir ‘King’ Khan on April 20 on ESPN PPV.  → read full story

Arum wants Lomachenko to fight Crolla this summer

By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is planning on having his star fighter WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko fly over to the UK to defend against former WBA 135 lb champion Anthony Crolla in the summer, provided that Loma defeats the winner of the February 2 fight between Richard Commey and Isa Chaniev […]

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