Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bob Arum Shoots Down Richard Schaefer's Proposal

By Luis Sandoval

Two weeks ago I spoke to Bob Arum regarding a possible Abner Mares vs. Nonito Donaire showdown that would require both Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank to have to work together to make the fight happen. Arum revealed he had no interest in doing any regular co-promotion with Golden Boy and would instead be willing to offer them a sum of money for the services of Mares.

A couple days later, Rick Reeno spoke to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer who heard Arum’s comments. Schaefer extended a proposal to Top Rank where they would step aside and let Top Rank handle the promotion for Mares-Donaire only if Top Rank would be willing to step aside and let Golden Boy promote a Lucas Matthysse-Brandon Rios fight.

BoxingScene spoke with Bob Arum and relayed Schaefer’s proposal which Arum shot down and appeared not to be willing to even entertain the thought.

“It's not major league baseball. We don't trade fighters! You trade baseball players, you don't trade fighters. This guy knows nothing about the sport of boxing” Arum would tell BoxingScene.

As I tried to ask a follow up question, Vice President of Boxing Operations for Top Rank Carl Moretti intervened and asked that I stop asking Golden Boy related questions.

From the looks of it, there has been absolutely no progress in Golden Boy and Top Rank finding a middle ground to be able to work together again.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to Boxingscene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SoulByThePound on 01-21-2014

[QUOTE=-Johannes-;12750224]Why do some guys still wonder why THE fight hasn't happened yet?[/QUOTE] Its better that they continue going on the tirade against mayweather

Comment by thedarkness on 11-30-2012

i like pacquiao but f uck bob arum. dude's holding grudges for so damn long. let the fans see great fights.

Comment by danceswithfire on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=Samadafish;12753318]If Donaire was as good as u think bob wud have put him with some real competition a long time ago. don't u think?[/QUOTE] nonito has beaten the best in 3 diffrent weight divisions already ..if there's something you cant…

Comment by Zopilote on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=strykr619;12752879]ROFL Donaire will light Mares up like a Christmas tree. I can understand thou, Pacquaio has been lighting up [B][I][U]Mexico's finest[/U][/I][/B] for the last decade and now comes along Doniare....[/QUOTE] Why the f'ck are you even bringing up Pacquiao? The…

Comment by WESS on 11-30-2012

Pactarts: but but but but but but Bob is good for boxing.... and he says he tries to make these fights so that means he will!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (104)
Top Headlines Golovkin-Martirosyan: WBC Reveal Special Fight Belt - Photos Photos: Johann Duhaupas Grinds For Jarrell Miller Showdown Photos: Maciej Sulecki Shows Off Moves For Daniel Jacobs Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered Photos: Jarrell Miller Grinds To Do Damage on Duhaupas Photos: Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Sulecki Clash Giovani Santillan Aims To Make a Statement Against Barboza Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis on Golovkin-Martirosyan Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - Face To Face in Tortonto News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Isiah Jones, Reece Cartwright, More World Boxing Council 147 Tournament - Stream Information Estrada Vows: Menayothin Will NOT Tie Mayweather's 50-0! Warren: Saunders' Domination of Lemieux Scared Off Golovkin Skeete: Spence is The Best at 147, Matthysse is The Weakest Link Photos: Rey Vargas Grinding Hard For Azat Hovhannisyan Clash Menard: I'll Show Everyone Devin Haney Took Too Big a Step Up Lomachenko: I Want To Show That Linares' Size Won't Matter Carlos Cuadras Vows To Overcome Battle With Drugs and Alcohol Keith Thurman Plans to Return From Hand Injury 'This Summer' Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad! Vanes: This Fight Will Be Like Two Mexicans Going To War Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500 Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues Loeffler's Hollywood Fight Night Series Returns on May 22 Photos: Lomachenko Putting in Work For Linares Showdown Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me News: Matias vs. Estrella Set, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Castillo, Villa Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Go Face To Face at Presser Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Unification Next, Says Sulaiman
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement