Arum: Nobody Sees Al Haymon or Talks To Him - It's Not Normal!

A few days ago, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum - in an interview with - questioned the existence of powerful boxing manager Al Haymon.

Haymon, who manages/advises over a 100 boxers, is the founder of the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

There are many fights to be made between Arum and Haymon - but the veteran promoter is not convinced that Haymon is a real person.


Haymon stays away from the press, he's rarely photographed and he's usually missing from ringside.

His biggest client, five division world champion Floyd Mayweather, gave him the label of 'The Ghost' several years ago.

Arum is likely joking, or is he?

Arum and Haymon sat down together, back in 2015, to finalize the richest fight in the history of the sport - Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Despite their face to face meeting three years ago, Arum does not view Haymon as a normal human being.

“Nobody sees him, nobody talks to him. It is not normal. When was the last time you sat and talked to him? Never. What kind of craziness is this? You can’t equate it to doing business with a normal person,” Arum told the LA Times.

There are two major fights that Arum would like to finalize - Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence and Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia.

Haymon handles Spence and Garcia.

Arum, who has an exclusive content deal with ESPN, is even willing to come together with Showtime or FOX (who have deals with Haymon) to have a joint pay-per-view event.

But Arum doubts that type or scenario would ever happen. In his opinion, Haymon has other plans in mind.

“That’s not where Haymon is at,” Arum said. “He’d rather overpay his fighters, keep them to himself, have them fight once a year. … It’s a peculiar way to run a business."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BreWall on 10-17-2018

If he doesn't exist, how come fights are being blocked? What has happened to the Mikey Garcia vs Spence fight? Garcia wants it. Spence wants it. Who do you expect to make this fight happen? Certainly not Arum, or Hearn,…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 10-17-2018

Wow! Bob Arum, that is low new level and excuses to not negotiate fights of Crawford vs Spence and Mickey Garcia vs Lomachenko with Al Haymon. So stop saying Mickey Mouse infantile things like Al Haymon don't exist and is…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 10-17-2018

In boxing it is very different for the sport, boxing is normally run by showmen. In the larger business world Haymon's approach is more common. How someone conducts business shouldn't really matter much as long as someone can get business…

Comment by T.M.T on 10-17-2018

Robert is old and does not understand that other people do business other ways.

Comment by Mike D on 10-17-2018

I tried to y'all MFs. This is true. My best friend (see sig) was almost signed by Haymon. "Haymon" wanted him bad. Soooooooo bad. But then Brian demanded to see Al in person and then Al hung up the phone…

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