GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PHILIPPINES (October 23, 2014) — Fighter of the Decade and World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, his Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM hosted an international Media Conference Call today. Emanating from General Santos City, Philippines, where Pacquiao has been in deep, rigorous training for his title … Read Article
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is expecting #2 WBA Marcos Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) to give World Boxing Association Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) a tough time tonight when the two sluggers clash at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The fight will be televised on regular HBO, and it should a good fight for as long as it lasts.
Arum thinks that most of Golovkin’s … Read Article
If Top Rank promoter Bob Arum gets his way boxing fans could be seeing a fight between Arum’s fighter Manny Pacquiao and WBA/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr in Macao, China in 2015. Arum likes the idea of having the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight staged in Macao for some reason.
It could have something to do with a huge site fee that Arum would likely get for staging the fight in Macao, as well as … Read Article
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr told the media on Tuesday that there is zero truth to him being in negotiations for a fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. There are no secret negotiations of any kind. Mayweather feels that Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank are mentioning his name in order to try and sell tickets and attract interest for Pacquiao’s November 22nd fight against little … Read Article
In a sign that WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will be taking on a lesser fighter in his next fight in December, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says that Cotto’s next fight will likely not be on HBO pay-per-view.
Arum notes that the pay-per-view numbers are down across the board among all the top stars in boxing, and he feels that Cotto’s December fight shouldn’t be on PPV. What that means, of course, is that … Read Article
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is reportedly going to take his time and wait until possibly August before he selects the lucky candidate for his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s next fight on November 22nd at the Venetian Casino & Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
It’s possible that the longer Arum waits the better the chances are that he can get a big name some the likes of Golden Boy Promotions. But if not, … Read Article
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a “NEW…WBO Junior Welterweight Champion” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Throughout the first forty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Chris Algieri’s big victory over incumbent title holder Ruslan Provodnikov, which took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday evening. Does the 30 year old pre-med student from Huntington, New York, have a … Read Article
If Juan Manuel Marquez declines to fight Manny Pacquiao for the fifth time, Bob Arum already has an exciting replacement: Ruslan Provodnikov.
“Ruslan is fighting on June 14 on HBO, it will be shown in the Philippines. He is also a potential opponent,” declared Arum via abs-cbnnews.com.
While I was thinking that Maidana vs. Provodnikov would make for a phenomenal bout, Arum suggesting Ruslan facing Manny took the excitement to a whole new higher level.… Read Article
Bob Arum may be the only one in the entire world to be so confident that Mayweather Jr. will soon face his pride and glory Manny Pacquaio, but who is Arum trying to convince? Himself or the boxing community?
“I think that fight will eventually happen. We are certainly open to the fight happening and we are prepared to sit down with the Mayweather team at any time and work out terms,” stated Arum.… Read Article
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a colossal “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this week’s dramatic plot line, featuring Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon, Kathy Duva, Yvone Michel, and the brass at HBO. JK and Joseph will also discuss “The Krusher’s” dominant … Read Article