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Bob Arum Shares His Thoughts on Tyson Fury’s Victory over Otto Wallin and a Rematch with Deontay Wilder

Bob Arum in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Sep. 14, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury overcame a nasty cut above his right eye, as well as a spirited effort from contender Otto Wallin, before winning a clear unanimous decision victory.

Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) had dismantled Thomas Schwarz in Las Vegas three months prior in a dominant showcase that saw him score a second round TKO victory. But Wallin (20-1, 13 KO’s) came to fight, and made a go of things vs. possibly the best big man on the planet.

PHOTOS: Vasyl Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla go Face to Face in Los Angeles

Vasyl Lomachenko faces Anthony Crolla this weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

Tomorrow night, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his titles against former champion Anthony Crolla in a bout that will be aired on the ESPN + streaming app.

This isn’t the fight that fans, nor Top Rank, Lomachenko’s promoter, preferred. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was eyeing IBF champion Richard Commey for this date, but the rugged Ghanaian injured his right hand in his title-winning second round knockout over Isa Chaniev on February 2, eliminating him as an option.

Bob Arum, Oscar Valdez, and Teofimo Lopez Set to Invade Frisco, TX on Wednesday 1/9

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum (Photo: Mikey Williams)


By Chris Robinson

This Wednesday, from the Tostitos Championship Plaza at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will be joined by two of his company’s best fighters in WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and undefeated lightweight prospect-turned-contender Teofimo Lopez. Valdez and Lopez will be participating in an open media workout ahead of their Feb. 2 fights at the Ford Center at The Star.

Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) is coming off of his brutal brawl this past March with former champion Scott Quigg, in which he emerged victorious, and he will be looking to make the fifth defense of his title against fellow unbeaten Carmine “Mr. Wolf” Tomassone (19-0, 5 KOs). Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs), named 2018 Prospect of the Year by ESPN.com, ESPN Deportes, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo Sports, will take on former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.

Bob Arum talks Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios and why Canelo may be in line for the winner

Bob Arum speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s once again Fight Week in Las Vegas, as we are counting down the days to this weekend’s HBO-televised battle between former lightweight champion Brandon Rios and two-division titlist Tim Bradley.

The two men collide on Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title in a fight that doesn’t figure to disappoint.

Bob Arum calls Vasyl Lomachenko the best fighter in the world and believes Guillermo Riogndeaux is his stiffest test

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is very high on Vasyl Lomachenko, pictured right (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

While Bob Arum may not have been the biggest fan of Guillermo Rigondeaux during his time promoting the two-time Cuban Gold Medalist, he is still very keen on matching up his former charge with one of his current stars, Vasyl Lomachenko.

The internet continues to pick up buzz about a potential Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux clash, and Arum seems all for the idea.

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.

Bob Arum Exclusive: ‘I always thought Manny had the style and ability to beat Floyd’

Manny Pacquiao will be gunning for his biggest victory to date on May 2 (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The countdown to one of the biggest boxing events of all time has begun, as Floyd Mayweather will face off with Manny Pacquiao on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And while Pacquiao is a clear underdog heading into the match, the Filipino icon’s promoter Bob Arum is savoring the idea of an upset.

Bob Arum admits that he considers Terence Crawford a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao in the future

Terence Crawford was sharp vs. Ray Beltran (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, reining WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford was razor sharp in winning a commanding decision over former title challenger and proven threat Ray Beltran.

Often switching from orthodox to southpaw throughout the match, Crawford (25-0, 17 KO’s) just had too much grit and versatility on his favor, as scorecards reading 120-108 and 119-109 twice were in the favor of ‘Bud’.

Arum expects Ray Beltran to push Terence Crawford to the limit; Pacquiao in Bud’s future?

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HustleBoss.com continues to speak with promoter Bob Arum, turning our attention to this weekend’s clash on HBO between WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao.

Bob Arum: ‘We would like to fight Floyd Mayweather in the first six months of this coming year’

Manny Pacquiao dropped Chris Algieri six times during his victory in Macau, China (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, in Macau, China, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao again reminded the world why he is one of the game’s most dominant prizefighters with his 12-round domination over brave Chris Algieri.

Pacquiao was sharp, dropping his younger for six times over the course of their match, and the lopsided scores in his favor were well deserved.

Bob Arum discusses Brandon Rios’ DQ victory over Diego Chaves

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Bob Arum discusses Brandon Rios’ DQ victory over Diego Chaves

Bob Arum on Pacquiao Algieri and why pay per view numbers have been down

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HustleBoss.com catches up with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum to discuss the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri matchup.

Bob Arum explains why Brandon Rios was a more suitable pay per view opponent than Marcos Maidana

Bob Arum explains why Brandon Rios was a more suitable pay per view opponent than Marcos Maidana

Bob Arum says the De La Hoya fight sticks out from Manny Pacquiao’s career

HustleBoss.com speaks with legendary promoter Bob Arum, as he discusses his most memorable fight from Manny Pacquiao’s legendary career.

Bob Arum talks Pacquiao-Bradley II, working with Miguel Cotto, and the Martinez challenge

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley rematch, his recent work with Miguel Cotto, and the challenge Cotto faces in Sergio Martinez on June 7.

Bob Arum talks Marquez vs. Alvarado; says he knew Juan wouldn’t retire after Bradley loss

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the May 17 Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado matchup.

Bob Arum says Mike Alvarado needs to fight smart or he could be in trouble with Juan Manuel Marquez

HustleBoss.com’s Mohamed Ali speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the May 17 Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado matchup.

Bob Arum admits he is concerned about the judging in the Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford fight


Reporter Marc Abrams (http://www.15Rounds.com) catches up with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum as he eyes the upcoming March 1 title fight in Scotland between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and Top Rank’s upcoming star Terence Crawford.

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Bob Arum not interested in Mayweather vs. Khan; clarifies his comments about pay per view undercards

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the possiblity of Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan and also takes a minute to clarify his comments about fans’ interest in pay per view undercards.

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Bob Arum eyes Mikey Garcia vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa at the Forum in Los Angeles on May 17


HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and what his future may hold, including matches vs. either Yuriorkis Gamboa and Manny Pacquiao.

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