Bob Arum Says Al Haymon Doesn’t Really Exist; So Who’s Been Representing the Fighters? [Video]

Bob Arum says he believes he can make a fight between welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford if he can sit down with Al Haymon. He also believes there’s no Al Haymon and boxing’s most elusive figure is a fictional character conjured up by Sam Watson. Arum goes on to say the problem, with making the match-up is he doesn’t know who PBC Is. Here’s what the Top Rank chief said according to  Kevin Idec for Boxingscene: “The problem is who is PBC?,” Arum told BoxingScene.com, referring to the Premier Boxing Champions organization Haymon launched early in 2015. “And people say, ‘Al Haymon.’ And I say Al Haymon is a fiction Sam Watson…

Watch Terence Crawford Knockdown JoseBenavidez Jr. Before Winning By TKO [Video]

After trading insults back and forth during fight week, Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. met in the ring and let their hands do the talking. In the end, Crawford remained the champion and Benavidez became the latest believer of Crawford’s ability to put body’s on the canvas. After competing for 11 full rounds, Crawford put the cap on a dominant performance by connecting with an uppercut that sent Benavidez Jr. rolling on the canvas. Able to survive the count, Benavidez Jr. got to his feet only to be met with a barrage of punches that forced the referee to jump in and stop the fight. With the win Crawford retains the WBO welterweight title…

Terence Crawford & Jose Benavidez Get Into Heated Exchange at #CrawfordBenavidez Media Day [Video]

Terence Crawford is excited to be back in Omaha, his beloved hometown and the site of many of his greatest fistic moments. The man nicknamed “Bud” will defend his WBO welterweight world title Saturday evening against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center), live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. His four CHI Health Center outings have drawn nearly 45,000 fans, and another packed house is expected. The long-simmering animosity between Crawford and Benavidez spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal haymakers. The ESPN broadcast will also include 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and top featherweight prospect…

Manny Pacquiao Announces on Instagram His Independence From Top Rank

Following his decisive win over Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, newly minted WBA welterweight champion took to social media to clarify who will guide his boxing career from this point forward. In a short, but direct, post on Instagram, Pacquiao says he will be making the decisions. Not long time promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing. I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my behalf. You know my number, call me. Speaking to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, Arum will be flying to the Phillippines for a last-ditch effort to salvage the relationship with Pacquiao. Arum said…

Terence Crawford Defeats Viktor Postol To Become Unified Champion

The highly anticipated unification bout between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol proved to be a masters class for Crawford. In front of a predominately pro-Omaha crowd, Crawford outworked and handily defeated Viktor Postol to add the WBC and Ring Magazine Titles to his stack of wins. After a cautious start, Crawford picked up the pace in round in round five dropping Postol twice before cruising to victory. Judges final scores: 118-107, 118-107 and 117-108.  “I did everything right. I caught my rhythm. I knew what I was going to do,” Crawford said. “I just kept his feet moving. That was the plan. Go southpaw, stay away from him.” With the win, Crawford is expected to land…

[Live Stream] Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol Final Press Conference

Before they head into the ring Saturday night, watch WBO champion Terence Crawford and WBC champion Viktor Postol sit down for the final time together with their teams to discuss the bout. A match-up of the best against the best, Saturday night’s showdown is sure to be a good one.

Crawford Out Classes Lundy For Win; Verdejo Wins By UD

Photos courtesy Darryl Cobb/BadCulture.net NEW YORK – After an intense fight promotion riddled with trash talk, press conference shoves, and clashes between fans in the end, it was the champion that remained on top. In front of a raucous, sold out crowd at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, Terence “Bud” Crawford retained the WBO super lightweight title by defeating Philadelphia’s “Hammerin” Hank Lundy by 5 round TKO. An action-filled clash that wasted no time getting started featured Crawford switching from orthodox to south paw stance early and making use of a hard, piston jab that kept Lundy at bay. Ready to engage, Lundy looked to work his way in inside behind his own strong jab…

Crawford and Lundy Easily Make Weight; NYC Ready For Verdejo

With pre-fight formalities complete, it’s fight time in New York. Saturday night, Terrence Crawford makes his second defense of the WBO super lightweight title against “Hammerin” Hank Lundy of Philadelphia in a fight that many expect to be a completive scrap between two combatants with deep rooted bad blood dating back to their respective amateur days. Climbing the scales on Friday at the “mecca” of boxing, Madison Square Garden, the combatants easily came in under the super welterweight limit of 140 pounds. Official weights as follows: Terence Crawford: 139.2 lbs. Hank Lundy: 138.2 lbs. After a scuffle ensued at Thursday’s final press during the fighter pose off, a weigh day pose off appeared to be out…

Hank Lundy Media Day Photos/Quotes

Photos courtesy of  Darryl Cobb Ahead of his February 27th showdown at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, challenger “Hammerin” Hank Lundy opened the doors to the media to give a glimpse of his conditioning and preparation before hitting the ring against defending WBO super lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford. According to Fightnews.com, Lundy said the following about the match-up. “Fighting at Madison Square Garden is a dream come true, Lundy said. “One of the biggest places in boxing. There was a time when I couldn’t even imagine fighting there, but hard work and determination lands you anywhere in the world.” “Training camp has been excellent,” Lundy said. “I’ve been having some guys in here…

Terence Crawford, Hank Lundy To Announce Fight

After much speculation, (and the announcement of Timothy Bradley as the final opponent for Manny Pacquiao), on Tuesday, January 12th Top Rank will formally announce that undefeated champion Terence “Bud” Crawford  (27-0, 19 KOs) of Omaha will face off against Philadelphia’s “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The fight will be Crawford’s second defense of the WBO super lightweight title since defeating Thomas Dulorme for the vacant title. In addition to Crawford, Lundy and their respective teams, undefeated rising star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs) will appear along side William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs) of Brazil to announce their co-feature bout. Crawford’s last tour in October 2015 against Dierry Jean resulted in a tenth round…