Arum Compares Mayweather to Nazi Propaganda Minister

by David P. Greisman

Bob Arum of Top Rank, speaking this week to Las Vegas radio station ESPN 1100, compared Floyd Mayweather Jr. to an infamous Nazi propaganda minister.

Arum said this of the difficulty in negotiating with Mayweather, according to a transcript of the conversation from and a copy of the audio posted on that website:

“It’s outrageous. What do you mean take the test? For two years Pacquiao has said that he will take any drug test, whoever administers it, so why is that still being talked about by Mayweather? You see, Mayweather is from the school of propaganda that Joseph Goebbels, who was Hitler’s publicist, adopted. The more you say things over and over again the more people believe them.

“The fact is clear that Pacquiao has agreed to unlimited drug testing, so that is not an issue, and for two years everybody agreed that the proceeds would be split 50/50. Now there’s an excuse and he doesn’t want to split it 50/50 so we say ‘OK, here’s the deal. Let’s make it 45/45 to each fighter and then 10 percent, the missing 10 percent goes to the winner.’ What did he [Mayweather] say? ‘Take the test!’ Or ‘I don’t want to get hurt.’ ”

Goebbels, who worked closely with Adolf Hitler, died in 1945, committing suicide shortly after Hitler did the same.

More from the Arum interview can be found at:

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at or on Facebook at, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ALG United on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=Gino Ros;12105400]You want to know how I know that Arum doesn't feel that Manny really deserves 50/50? ...Arum is quickly willing to accept 50/50! Arum knows that is a GREAT deal for him.[/QUOTE] Nope, because 50/50 were already settled in…

Comment by xAUGUSTUSx on 05-11-2012

Of course Arum being a Zionist has to throw in antisemetic propoganda. They cry about Hitler and get away with murder themselves.

Comment by RuMbLe on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=boxingfeind;12113227]True but what if Floyd get caught with a big punch which drops him?Then the haters is gonna be like oh Floyd got dropped he`s overated.So Floyd want to make sure his opponent is not cheating. And Floyd never demanded…

Comment by RuMbLe on 05-11-2012

I just saw them discussing this on ESPN First Take. Thank goodness Floyd is finally being called out on his bull****. He's been allowed to get away with spreading his lies in the media for so many years now. Stephen…

Comment by boxingfeind on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=JoeMan;12113185]Dude, you don't need extra testing to an overrated, one-dimensional guy. It's stupid. You also don't need to demand hundreds of millions of dollars to fight an easy fight. There's something seriously wrong with your hero. :unitedsta[/QUOTE] True but what…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (307)
Top Headlines Photos: Michael Conlan, Top Rank Hold Court in Belfast Felix Diaz: Crawford, Garcia, Broner Have All Ducked Me Ben Hall Faces Carson Jones For WBC Regional at SSE Arena Kai Robin Havnaa vs. Ihar Karavaeu on November 5th Ryan Martin Working With Abel Sanchez, Eyes December Return Why Arum Turned Down HBO PPV To Handle Pacquiao-Vargas Himself Vargas, in Victory, is Open To Face Anyone Next - Mayweather Too Schaefer: Canelo Beats Golovkin, I Would Have Already Made It! DiBella Forced To Withdraw Remaining 2016 NY Fight Dates Roach: Canelo-Cotto Rematch Will Happen Before Canelo-Golovkin Orlando Cruz Promises Historical Title Win Over Terry Flanagan Koncz: Manny Pacquiao is 100% Ready For Jessie Vargas Nicola Adams in Talks To Join Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Frank Warren Not Pleased With How Jamie Cox's Win Played Out Leo Santa Cruz Says Father's Illness Was a Factor in Frampton Loss Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Again, He's Looking For Pacquiao Pacquiao Credits His Discipline in Juggling Tough Schedule Orlando Cruz Vows To Beat Flanagan: I Will Be First Gay Champ! Video: Jesus Cuellar Very Eager To Finally Face Mares Roach Doubts Canelo is Serious About Cotto: He Won't Fight Us! Video: Abner Mares Discusses New Trainer, Cuellar Title Shot Crawford's Opponent in Place, Going To Contracts, Says Arum Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Mares-Cuellar, More Pacquiao vs. Vargas: No Delay Broadcast of PPV, Says Arum Video: Richard Schaefer Talks Return, Mayweather, Canelo-GGG Roach: Golovkin May Need To Jump To 175 For More Recognition Photos: Cuellar, Mares Go Face To Face at Los Angeles Presser Parker's Promoter Withdraws Funding Bid For Andy Ruiz Bout DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint Roach: Golden Boy Protecting Their 'Cash Cow' From Golovkin John Molina Wants to Dethrone 140 Kingpin Terence Crawford Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship Roach Still Wants Pacquiao vs. Canelo: I Love That Fight!

Latest Active Forum Threads