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Tyson Fury splits with controversial advisor

Jun 25, 2020 - 5:35 PM

Bob Arum takes over Tyson Fury’s future deals as the heavyweight champ parts ways with Daniel Kinahan, who allegedly has links to serious organized crime

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilder during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao wants Crawford fight in 2020, says Arum

May 25, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Top Rank boss Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao looks forward to fighting this year because he will supposedly be 'running for...the presidency' later on

ON A ROLL. Manny Pacquiao has been riding a three-fight winning streak, last defeating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao fight vs Crawford ‘real possibility,’ says Arum

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:47 PM

Promoter Bob Arum now bats for a unification bout between his current star Terence Crawford and former cash cow Manny Pacquiao

STILL THE CHAMP. Terence Crawford (right) punches Egidijus Kavaliauskas during their bout for Crawford's WBO welterweight title last December in New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Veteran promoter Bob Arum says it's 'not worth it' for Manny Pacquiao to continue boxing unless he gets Floyd Mayweather next

ALL TALK. There may been rematch teasers for years, but there’s still no Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight plans on the table. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Manny Pacquiao faces one of his most dangerous opponents in years in unbeaten American Keith Thurman, and promoter Bob Arum feels worried

RISKY. The legendary Bob Arum warns Manny Pacquiao that it’s dangerous for any boxer to still be fighting in his 40s. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Manny to get 85% of Pacquiao-Matthysse broadcast earnings

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will no longer pursue legal action against Top Rank

NEXT FIGHT. After the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout, Top Rank is in the running again to stage the Filipino legend’s next potential fight in December. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

All is well between Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Filipino boxing star says that his previous post claiming he will pursue legal action against the promotional giant was just a 'result of miscommunication'

GETTING PAID. It looks like Manny Pacquiao is getting the money he claimed he has yet to be paid with by Top Rank from the broadcast proceeds of his fight against Lucas Matthysse. File photo Mohd RASFAN Mohd Rasfan

Top Rank paces bidders for Pacquiao’s next fight

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Boxing promoter Bob Arum hopes to forge another megabuck fight deal with the eight-division world champion

CORDIAL. Although Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank had a falling out, Bob Arum insists that Pacquiao remains 'very friendly.' Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Arum says Pacquiao, Roach payment a 'non-issue'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Arum says both Pacquiao and Roach have now been paid

TOP RANK BOSS. “I blame Freddie for opening his mouth for no reason," says Bob Arum. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to erase any doubts

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Bob Arum says any rematch would most likely be held November in Melbourne Australia

SETTLE THE SCORE. Jeff Horn says the only way to silence his detractors is to fight Manny Pacquiao once again. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

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Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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Arum answers ‘cold treatment' claim from Pacquiao team member

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Arum says he d never heard of the Team Pacquiao member who has said the Top Rank boss was looking for a new cash cow

TOP RANK BOSS. Bob Arum has denied a claim that he was 'cold' towards Pacquiao during fight week. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Pacquiao's Senate duties hurting boxing career – Arum

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Bob Arum does not think the Pacquiao Horn decision was controversial arguing it could have gone either way

TITLE CHANGE. "I think you cannot spend so much time as a senator and expect to be a world class fighter," says promoter Bob Arum. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Jeff Horn determined to make his name at Pacquiao's expense

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Few had heard of Jeff Horn before he signed to fight Manny Pacquiao He wants to make sure no one ever forgets his name

UNDERDOG. Everyone loves an underdog, and they'll love Jeff Horn a little more if he can beat Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Promoter cautions: Pacquiao-Horn not official yet

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Duco Events says there is no event to be announced until all contract have been signed

NOT YET DONE. Manny Pacquiao may have signed his contract but there are still other ends to tie up before the fight is official. File photo by Wendell Alinea

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Mar 08, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Pacquiao-Khan fight 'dead' as UAE money never materializes - Arum

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Arum now says Pacquiao could fight in June or July but not against Amir Khan

FIGHT OFF. Manny Pacquiao will have to find a new opponent after the investment deal to fight in the United Arab Emirates reportedly falls through. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao-Khan far from a done deal, says Arum

Mar 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Arum says an April fight date is off the table and May might not work either for the former gym mates

NOT YET SET. Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have said they've reached an agreement, but there's still much left to be arranged before they can set a date. Photos from AFP

Making Pacquiao great again

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Manny Pacquiao hasn t been saying it s up to my promoter lately and it s the best thing he could be doing for his boxing career

SPEAKING OUT. Manny Pacquiao and team taking a more proactive role in making his next fight as interest for a fight with Jeff Horn stalls. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Manny Pacquiao to fight 4 times in 2017 farewell tour - report

Jan 11, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Bob Arum says the plan is for Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in April then fight in Russia in July in Europe in September before a final bout against Terence Crawford at the of the year

FINAL STRETCH. Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquiao to fight 3 times before capping off his career with a showdown against Terence Crawford at the end of the year. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

School teacher Jeff Horn may be Pacquiao's final opponent, says Arum

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Jeff Horn an unbeaten welterweight from Australia could fight Manny Pacquiao at the end of 2017

ON DECK. Jeff Horn, an unbeaten welterweight from Australia, is being eyed to face Manny Pacquiao at the end of 2017. Photo from Horn's Facebook

Pacquiao vs Vargas: 'Young lion’ against living legend

Nov 06, 2016 - 7:15 AM

Jessie Vargas sees Manny Pacquiao as his ticket to stardom Pacquiao wants to prove doubters wrong by fighting as a senator

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Nov 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum slams Duterte’s Hitler remarks

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Arum’s strong response to Duterte’s Hitler comparison comes as no surprise Although Arum was born and raised in New York he has an Orthodox Jewish background

'REPREHENSIBLE'. Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao's promoter, thinks Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte comparing himself to Adolf Hitler is 'reprehensible.' File photo of Bob Arum from AFP

Donaire slated to face Magdaleno on Pacquiao-Vargas card - report

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Donaire is set to face the undefeated Jessie Magdaleno in his first appearance on a Pacquiao card

Nonito Donaire Jr is all smiles after defending his WBO junior featherweight title. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Arum: Pacquiao will juggle boxing, Senate duties for Vargas fight

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Manny Pacquiao will travel to the US for a brief promotional tour in September and train at least partially in Manila with Freddie Roach

PAC IN ACTION. Manny Pacquiao, seen with promoter Bob Arum, fellow senator Koko Pimentel and members of his entourage during Wednesday's session, will face WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Pacquiao mum on ring return against Jessie Vargas

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Pacquiao who played at PBA All Star weekend says he s been busy with his Senate duties and hasn t had time to think about his boxing career

RING RETURN. Manny Pacquiao's "retirement" didn't last very long. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Danny Garcia gives thumbs down to Pacquiao fight offer - report

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum reportedly offers a 7 figure proposal to Garcia worth between 3 million to 4 million to face Pacquiao

COMEBACK. Manny Pacquiao's retirement didn't last long. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Arum prepares opponent shortlist for Pacquiao comeback

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Bob Arum has 3 names in mind for Manny Pacquiao after Adrien Broner allegedly priced himself out

COMEBACK. Manny Pacquiao's retirement didn't last long. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao 'passionate' about boxing again as he eyes comeback

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Manny Pacquiao is set to become the fighting senator as he says he s still physically fit to box at age 37

PAC IS BACK. Manny Pacquiao isn't yet ready to let go of the sport. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Manny Pacquiao denies plans to take Senate leave for boxing

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:22 AM

But the world boxing champion says he is not keen on leaving boxing just yet as it is his only means of supporting his family and those in need

FROM CONGRESS TO SENATE. Pacquiao got the 7th highest number of votes – 16.05 million. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jul 01, 2016 - 8:22 PM

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Pacquiao gets October 15 reserved as date for ring return

Jul 01, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum has booked a date at the Mandalay Bay in case Pacquiao decides to fight again this year

COMEBACK? Manny Pacquiao hasn't announced a comeback but already has a date reserved for one. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Muhammad Ali recalled as a great boxer and a fighter for justice

Jun 04, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Boxing personalities pay tribute to legend Muhammad Ali

LEGEND. This file photo taken on September 01, 1994 shows boxing great Muhammad Ali receiving a punch from a 79-year-old 'sparring-partner' during a visit to an old people's home in Macau. Photo by Mike Fiala/AFP

Bob Arum on Mayweather vs McGregor: 'It’s lunacy, it’s ridiculous!'

Jun 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Bob Arum thinks the fight would be a farce and would damage the sport of boxing

'Madness!' Legendary Arum rips plan to allow pro boxers in Olympics

May 17, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Bob Arum a legendary boxing promoter believes boxers could be seriously hurt if the plan by the sport s governing body goes ahead

'TOTAL MADNESS.' Boxing promoter Bob Arum slams a proposal to include boxing in the Rio Olympics. File photo of Bob Arum from Agence France-Presse

Arum disappointed with Pacquiao-Bradley 3's PPV sales

Apr 21, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The longtime promoter describes the turnout for pay per view buys as terrible

Pacquiao is a good guy who 'misspoke' against gays – Arum

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Arum describes Pacquiao as a great humanitarian but says the Filipino boxing legend cannot be excused for his incendiary comments toward homosexuals

PACMAN COMETH. Manny Pacquiao has been surrounded by controversy due to his anti-gay comments leading up to his third fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. Photo by Troi Santos/Rappler

Arum: Pacquiao should retire to preserve his health

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:25 AM

He means too much to his country and the world says Bob Arum

HANG EM UP. Manny Pacquiao says his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr will be the last of his 21-year career. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao back in top form, says Arum

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:08 PM

He looked very very good The power is much better says Bob Arum

JOGGING. Manny Pacquiao jogs in Los Angeles. File Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

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Feb 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Arum denounces Pacquiao’s 'reprehensible' gay comments

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:17 AM

If Pacquiao believes it it’s unfortunate but that’s his belief says Pacquiao s promoter Bob Arum

File photo of Bob Arum from Agence France-Presse

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Feb 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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Duterte on Marcos, mock elections, Pacquiao vs Bradley | 6PM wRap

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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Arum still doubts Pacquiao’s retirement, prepares Crawford as potential foe

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pacquiao plans to pursue a full time career in politics after his fight with Bradley but not everyone is convinced

Arum hints at Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Once that bell rings for that final round Manny Pacquiao s going to rethink it Arum says

ONE MORE TIME? Bob Arum isn't willing to bet that Mayweather and Pacquiao remain retired for long. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

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Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Dec 31, 2015 - 12:03 PM

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How gratitude brought new life to Nonito Donaire’s career

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Now each day I say thank you each night I say thank you I’m thankful for each day that I’m alive that I get to see my kids that I get to hug my wife

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr scores two early knockdowns but had to survive the desperate rally of Cesar Juarez to hang on to victory. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA