45-Years, Arum Celebrates His Anniversary in Boxing
LAS VEGAS – Promoter Bob Arum today celebrated the 45th anniversary of his career as a promoter, having just returned from The Philippines where he observed the training camp of Manny Pacquiao.
“Forty-five years is a good start,” Arum smiled as he looked at the schedule of upcoming bouts at his Top Rank office. “It’s been a lot of fun, and working with a great champion like Manny keeps me young.”
Arum, 79, has Pacquiao fighting Shane Mosley on May 7 in Las Vegas, and has a full schedule of action with 12 more shows slated through July. “We have upcoming cards on Showtime Pay Per View, HBO, Fox, and ESPN,” he noted.
Arum’s company has promoted 1,759 fight cards in his 45 year-career, which began on this date in 1966 when Muhammad Ali outpointed George Chuvalo in Toronto.
“The first fight I ever saw in person was the first Ali-Chuvalo heavyweight championship. Ali (27 fights), Marvelous Marvin Hagler (20), George Foreman (14), and Manny (15 so far) are just some of my favorite fighters.
“We’ve done over 500 world title bouts, and Top Rank has promoted in 40 states, 200 American cities, and more than 60 cities outside the United States. Our company has ambitious plans for what we consider a very bright future in the sport of boxing.”
What an obvious ass kissing job by Trampler, I don't blame him after the lousy job he and the rest of those "great" matchmakers at TR have been doing, with such classics like Donaire-Montiel and Gamboa-Solis........Comment by SluggerFan on 03-30-2011
[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10303669]The sport of boxing will be much better off when Arum retires/dies. Yes, I am well-aware that DuBoef/Trampler and co. will continue to run the company..... but they will be forced to run it a lot more openly and honestly…Comment by SluggerFan on 03-30-2011
I hate Bob Arum, Don King and GBP with a passion. They are all greedy scumbags. I remember when ODLH said he was going to be a promoter and that he would do it right. He would care about the…Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-29-2011
[QUOTE=Fighting Pride;10303812]Arum put together some of the biggest fights of recent times, alot of them with Golden Boy and rival promoters. Golden Boy are getting everything they deserve right now after trying to ruin the name and career of Arum's…Comment by Fighting Pride on 03-29-2011
[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10303669]That is a half-arsed breakdown if ever I have seen one. Back then, Top Rank was a fledgling company, they were forced to interact with other promoters/rivals. Now that lying sh1tbag has entrenched himself such a gigantic foothold within the…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (15)