Tag Archives: Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao: Surgery follows loss to Floyd Mayweather


Manny Pacquiao could be out of action for a year as he prepares to have surgery on his injured shoulder. The 36-year-old blamed the injury for Saturday’s points defeat by Floyd Mayweather, claiming it stopped him using his right hand during the bout. Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, denied claims the Filipino’s camp deliberately did not declare the injury to the ...

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Bob Arum rubbishes Floyd Mayweather’s Ali comparison


Bob Arum, the promoter of Manny Pacquiao, believes comparisons between Floyd Mayweather and boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson are “a joke”. In the build-up to this weekend’s much-anticipated superfight against Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Mayweather told ESPN: “No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were ...

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Progress! Top Rank receives ticket manifest for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

(R to L) Trainer Freddie Roach; Manny Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum pose for the media at a news conference in Los Angeles on March 11. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

There was a major breakthrough in the ticket debacle between Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions that has brought talk about the May 2 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to a standstill. Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to Yahoo Sports he received a ticket manifest late afternoon Tuesday, which he said represents significant progress in the dispute. DuBoef ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Still no tickets on sale for 2 May fight

Boxing Promoter Bob Arum (Image credit: Getty Images)

Promoter Bob Arum is still unable to explain why there are no tickets on general sale for the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May. The MGM Grand holds 16,500 but only about 1,000 tickets are expected to be made available to the wider public. Contracts with the MGM Grand remain unsigned, while tickets ...

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