Bob Arum on getting through the ‘tough’ promotion of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao finishing up camp at the Wild Card in Los Angeles before venturing to Vegas for the biggest fight of his life (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

I made sure to catch up with veteran Hall-of-Fame Promoter Bob Arum on Friday afternoon, as we are set to embark on what figures to be an epic fight week out here in Las Vegas with the May 2 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay per view set to go down inside of the MGM Grand.

With the fight now one week away, I picked Arum’s brain about a few topics.

Having played a part in Pacquiao’s championship run for the better part of the past 14 years, Arum has a soft spot in his heart for the Filipino icon and realizes how much he has much to his company, Top Rank, with his wild success.

Check below for the first part of my Q and A with Arum, where he discusses what it was like getting through this “tough” fight promotion.

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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