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Nevada Commission Approves Top Rank Dates For June 9 & June 11 In Las Vegas

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved two dates Wednesday for promoter Top Rank to stage boxing shows in June at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The NSAC voted unanimously on a conference call to allo...

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ESPN Provides More Details On Summer Fight Dates, COVID Testing Protocol

Step by step, the pieces are falling back into place for boxing’s return to the United States. Top Rank will be the first promotional company out the gate, as the Las Vegas-based outfit plans to hit t...

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Arum: No Assurance We Can Do Big Fight With Live Audience This Year

As plans progress to reintroduce live boxing events to American viewing audiences, Bob Arum and the Top Rank team continue to sift through the best possible scenario for keeping the bulk of its stable...

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Could Televising Boxing On Weeknights Become A Regular Thing Again?

Could Televising Boxing On Weeknights Become A Regular Thing Again?

By Keith Idec - Bob Arum remembers “enormous” audiences watching when ESPN televised Top Rank’s cards on Tuesday nights and Thursday nights during the 1980s. “ESPN’s boxing was must-see television bac...

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Arum Eager To Be Ringside When Top Rank Cards Begin June 9 in Las Vegas

Promoter Bob Arum is ready for boxing to resume. He is ready to head home to Las Vegas, ready to re-open the doors of his Top Rank office building and ready to take his seat at ringside after spending...

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NSAC Meeting on May 27; Top Rank June Events On Agenda

The governing officials in Nevada will hold its first commission meeting in three months, fittingly to determine whether or not boxing can return to Las Vegas for the first time within that same perio...

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ESPN To Televise Three Top Rank Cards During Second Week Of June

ESPN will bring plenty of live boxing back to its airwaves during the second week of June. Promoter Bob Arum told BoxingScene.com that the network will televise three live cards that week. The first c...

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What Will Fans See When Boxing Comes Back?

What Will Fans See When Boxing Comes Back?

By Thomas Hauser - On October 17, 2018, it was announced that DAZN, Canelo Alvarez, and Golden Boy (Alvarez's promoter) had entered into an agreement to stream Canelo's next eleven fights on DAZN plat...

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Dana White: If Arum Asks To Use UFC APEX - I'll Tell Him To Go F--k Himself!

UFC President Dana White has no intention of sharing the UFC's APEX facility, based in Las Vegas, with promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Both the UFC and Top Rank are Las Vegas based companies....

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Arum: We Have An Obligation To Keep the Fighters Busy, Keep The Flames Burning

Even with the number of super fights his company is forced to put on hold, Bob Arum is pleased with the response to Top Rank’s efforts to keep the lights on during this extended downtime. The Hall of ...

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Arum Details Medical Process For Upcoming Top Rank Shows

Long before the first fight of the night for UFC 249 hit the TV screen, Bob Arum already had a clear vision on how things will—or hope to—go for Top Rank’s first post-pandemic boxing show....

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Arum: We'll Do Four-Fight ESPN Cards Two, Three Times A Week Starting In Early June

Bob Arum’s promotional company is in the process of finalizing plans to start televising live boxing cards on ESPN early in June. Arum divulged during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “At The Fights”...

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Arum Working on Protocols For Closed Door Cards in Vegas, California

Promoter Bob Arum has endured for more than five decades in boxing and has no intention of changing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Rank's CEO said he is working on drafting the protocols in...

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Arum: I Won't Do Studio Fights Unless We Can Guarantee No One Is At Risk

Bob Arum intends to explore putting on studio shows in Florida or wherever else boxing productions eventually would be allowed. The 88-year-old promoter won’t consider going through with such shows, t...

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'Rockin' Robin,' 'Bang Bang' and 'The Animal' – Remembering a Top Rank/ESPN Childhood

'Rockin' Robin,' 'Bang Bang' and 'The Animal' – Remembering a Top Rank/ESPN Childhood

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Years ago, it was must-see TV. During my initial period of intoxication with boxing – ages 10 to 18, or thereabout – I can vividly remember turning down all manner of social inte...

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Arum Preaching Patience To The Top Rank Stable

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is preaching patience to his large stable of fighters. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank was forced to cancel events in several countries, that were scheduled t...

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Arum Reflects Back on April 1980 - Top Rank's Debut on ESPN

Forty years ago today, April 10, 1980, the "Top Rank Boxing" series debuted on ESPN with the “Star Wars” theme music serving as the backdrop. It was the beginning of a historic 16-year run, appointmen...

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Bob Arum Celebrates 54 Years in The Sport of Boxing

Bob Arum started at the top, and he’s still here. A one-time practicing attorney who worked in the tax division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Arum promoted his ...

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Top Rank Prez Expects Jarrell Miller To Become a Top Player

Top Rank President Todd DuBoef is looking for big things with his new heavyweight acquisition, undefeated top contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller. Miller has been out of the ring since November 2018, ...

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Arum: We’re Looking Into Putting On Fights In Studio Setting In Vegas

Bob Arum admits putting on fights without crowds is far from ideal. Amid these extremely unusual circumstances, however, it is the only way regulatory agencies in the United States will even consider ...

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