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…

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…

Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse Land in Malaysia to Hero’s Welcome

After speculation and rumors of the bout not coming to fruition reached a fevered pitch in the months leading up to the fight, Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are ready to face each other a mere seven days from now. On Tuesday, future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse arrived in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia ahead of their July 15 showdown at the Axiata Arena. Manny Pacquiao: “We are locked and loaded. I am more than ready and excited to show Malaysian fight fans the fruits of hard training and preparation. We had a very great training camp and I cannot wait to fight on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US).” Lucas…

[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.

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Arum Confirms Garcia’s Release From Top Rank

During the Pacquiao Bradley Fight Week in Las Vegas, Top Rank Chief Bob Arum confirmed to the Morning Punch-In Show w/ RB & Jae podcast that Mikey Garcia has been released from Top Rank. “Other promoters made runs at him. And that screwed him up. and yeah he we didn’t offer him the Crawford fight because he wanted more money than Crawford and Crawford is the champion. That means something. So we’ve given Mikey his release now and he’s free to do what he wants.” Says the release was given “today.” Where Garcia lands remains to be seen.

Live Stream: 3PM PT Pacquiao Closed Gym Training Session

LIVE from the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, get a bird’s eye view as Manny Pacquiao’s trains with the cameras rolling. The workout begins at 6PM ET/ 3PM PT

Robert Garcia: “Gradovich HAS to Win. The Odds Are Against Us”

At Tuesday’s open media workout in Los Angeles, Robert Garcia, trainer of Evgeny Gradovich says his fighter is in a must win situation against blue chip prospect Oscar Valdez. Although Gradovich is the by far the more seasoned and battled tested fighter, Valdez brings a youth and hunger to the ring that is undeniable.

Arum: “Trump is dangerous to the country; He Preaches Hate”

On Tuesday’s Pacquiao vs Bradley undercard media workout in Los Angeles, Top Rank chief Bob Arum was on hand to discuss the stacked card that he’s been billing as the “anti-Trump” card given the number of Mexicans competing on the card. In a candid interview with Jeandra LeBeauf, Arum discusses the ill-timed and offensive comments made by Manny Pacquiao and why Donald Trump is dangerous to this country with what he calls “preaching hate.” Enjoy the full video below.

Jesse Hart Picks Up Tough Win In Philly; Reed Remains Undefeated

In tough, hard fought fashion, super middleweight contender Jesse Hart of Top Rank went the distance to outlast Dashon Johnson by unanimous decision at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Judges’ final scores were 98-91, 97-92 and 95-94. A back and forth brawl, that never wanted for action, featured Hart dominating the majority of the rounds with Johnson showing no signs of quitting or backing off last year’s ‘Prospect Of The Year’ noiminee. Looking for the spoil in the tenth and final round, Johnson connected with a series of big right hands that sent Hart to the canvas with a cut over his left eye. Visibly wounded after making his way to his feet to beat the count, Hart survived…

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