Bob Arum

Retired Tyson Fury’s ‘blood will stir’ after Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight, says Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s ‘blood will stir’ when Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk go head to head again, according to the “Gypsy King”’s US promoter Bob Arum.Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium last month to retain the WBC heavyweight title, and the Briton said after the bout that he does not plan on fighting again.Arum, however, believes that the 33-year-old will not be able to keep himself retired once he sees Joshua and Usyk rematch for the remaining heavyweight belts this summer.READ MORE: Is Fury really retired? Joshua and Usyk will test Gypsy King’s resolveBriton Joshua was outpointed by...
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Boxing Scene

Bob Arum Casts Doubt On Crawford’s Mental Fortitude To Beat Spence

Top Rank boss Bob Arum has gone from being Terence Crawford’s career-long promoter to an adversarial executive. The WBO welterweight champion Crawford is currently a promotional free agent after severing ties with Top Rank shortly after his stoppage win against Shawn Porter in November. In the post-fight press conference following that fight, Crawford made it clear he was steering his career away from the Las Vegas-based company.
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Top Rank's Bob Arum is still the boss of all bosses

ON THE SECOND FLOOR of the events center at Resorts World Las Vegas hotel and casino, Bob Arum takes small, careful steps. He moves slowly. His eyes look toward the floor with each step, as if the gravity of his age is pulling down on his neck and shoulders with extra force. Where his thick black hair once was, the top of his scalp is now visible beneath a few strands of white hair. He's 90 years old.
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‘Are you crazy?’: Bob Arum says Tyson Fury won’t retire from boxing after win against Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury will not retire following his superb win over Dillian Whyte, legendary promoter Bob Arum has claimed.The WBC champion stopped his mandatory challenger in the sixth round of their Wembley Stadium showdown, finishing the fight with a vicious uppercut that Whyte failed to recover from before the referee waved it off.During the build-up, Fury had insisted that it was going to be his last outing despite many wanting him to face the winner of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.After his victory, the 33-year-old reiterated his desire to hang up the gloves as he revealed he had...
Bloody Elbow

Bob Arum says Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou ‘should be easy to make’

Boxing promoter Bob Arum says there’s no way Tyson Fury will retire following his stunning sixth-round KO of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and that a hybrid fight with Francis Ngannou is inevitable. Fury, who extended his unbeaten record to 32-0-1, invited Ngannou, the reigning UFC heavyweight...

Fury vs Whyte: Bob Arum calls out Eddie Hearn’s ‘crazy s***’ claim about fight

Eddie Hearn’s claim that he will not be allowed to attend Tyson Fury’s fight with Dillian Whyte is “crazy s***”, according to Bob Arum.WBC heavyweight champion Fury defends his belt against fellow Briton Whyte at Wembley Stadium on 23 April, with the title holder’s UK promoter Frank Warren having won a purse bid against Hearn, who promotes the challenger.Whyte did not attend the first pre-fight press conference this month, while Hearn believes his own attendance at Wembley would not be welcomed.“I don’t think I’m allowed, but I was thinking about going in the corner and carrying the bucket,” Hearn...

Bob Arum On Working With Dana White For Fury vs. Ngannou: 'We Would Talk'

The crossover fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou could still be a possibility. After his successful title defense against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 earlier this year, Ngannou is certain a fight against Fury is next. However, it was later determined that he had some issues with his knee...
Boxing Insider

Bob Arum: “I Would Not Be Surprised If Murata Beats Golovkin”

For the most part, many are already envisioning a third showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin. The two are tentatively scheduled to face one another in September, provided of course, both sides are successful in their upcoming bouts. In the case of Alvarez, the newly crowned undisputed super middleweight titlist will abandon his 168-pound throne as he attempts to truncate the world title reign of WBA light heavyweight champion, Dmitry Bivol.
Boxing Scene

Bob Arum: Josh Taylor Was 'Terrible' Against Catterall; Worst I've Seen Him Perform

Bob Arum can’t quite pinpoint what went wrong for Josh Taylor on Saturday night in Glasgow. Maybe, as Taylor indicated, he applied too much pressure on himself while preparing for a huge event in his home country. Perhaps, too, Jack Catterall was better than even Taylor, who touted Catterall’s skills before their fight, expected during their 12-round, 140-pound title fight at The OVO Hydro.

Dillian Whyte refusing to attend Tyson Fury fight press conference, promoter Bob Arum claims

Dillian Whyte will not attend Tuesday’s press conference for his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury, according to promoter Bob Arum.The press conference at Wembley Stadium marks the first opportunity for Whyte to go face-to-face with WBC heavyweight champion Fury, but the challenger will miss the event, Arum said.Arum, who works as Fury’s US promoter, told Boxing Scene: “[Whyte] will not come to the press conference.“We won the purse bid, which was way higher than the next biggest bid, and he’s not coming to the press conference because we wouldn’t give him a percentage of the upside [from pay-per-view sales],...
Boxing Scene

Bob Arum Says Josh Taylor is 'Content Fighting Twice a Year, Rather Than 3 or 4 Times'

Bob Arum doesn’t expect Josh Taylor to break the modern-day mold of fighting more than twice a year. The head of Top Rank Inc. was recently asked if he has plans to ensure that Taylor, the undisputed champion in the 140-pound division and Arum’s client, will maintain a more active fighting schedule than has been the case in the recent past.

Josh Taylor warned by Bob Arum ahead of Jack Catterall clash amid talk of other fights

Josh Taylor has been given a stern warning by his promoter Bob Arum to not overlook Jack Catterall amid talk of a future mega-fight. Taylor must defend his undisputed super-lightweight championship against Catterall on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, in his Scotland homecoming. Victory could propel him into huge occasions...