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Promoter Bob Arum Greets Manny Pacqiao in China

by on Nov.18, 2013, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

MACAU, China, November 18, 2013 — Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, at left, greets superstar Manny Pacquiao as he arrives at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, Monday night for his upcoming mega fight against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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Weigh-In Photo: Zou Shiming vs. Eleazar Valenzuela

by on Apr.05, 2013, under Boxing News

Shiming, at left, with promoter Bob Arum, center, and opponent Valenzuela (photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank Copyright 2013)

Shiming, at left, with promoter Bob Arum, center, and opponent Valenzuela (photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank Copyright 2013)

MACAU, CHINA, April 5, 2013 — Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion and Eleazar Valenzuela of Mexico weigh in (Zou 111 lbs, Valenzuela 111.6 lbs) Friday at the Venetian Macau Resort in Macau ,China for their upcoming feature fight on Saturday, April 6, at the 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. Shiming will make his professional Top Rank boxing debut at this historic world championship boxing event which ill be televised to the U.S. on Saturday,April 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO2.

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Cosmic Comeuppance, Fix or Legit—Bradley Wins Shocking Split Decision Over Pacquiao!

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon
Timothy Bradley (left) fires a right as Manny Pacquiao covers (photo by Chris Farina, Top Rank, copyright 2012)

Timothy Bradley (left) fires a right as Manny Pacquiao covers (photo by Chris Farina, Top Rank, copyright 2012)

LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2012 – This was reality TV gone amuck. We just witnessed boxing’s international rock star get mugged in what was supposed to be a stay-busy fight setting up a showdown with Pound-for-Pound bad boy Floyd Mayweather (who’s currently serving jail time for domestic abuse) that could command purses in excess of $100 million. And it wasn’t some muscle-bound pug that did it, but three pencil-pushers in suits.
World Boxing Organization Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, came, he landed the harder blows, he vanquished – or so we thought. HBO’s talking heads – Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman, and Emanuel Steward – concurred with their unofficial judge, Harold Lederman in calling it a virtual shutout. We all did. Hence, when ring announcer Michael Buffer intoned the words, “and NEW WBO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION…” we were stunned, then angry. If I were Pacquiao, a congressman and eight division champion hailing from the Philippines, I’d launch an investigation.
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Why Mega Fights Either Don’t Get Made or Take Years to Make

by on Nov.15, 2011, under Boxing News

By Adam Pollack

Superstar Manny Pacquiao, at right, wins a controversial 12-round majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank, copyright 2011)

Superstar Manny Pacquiao, at right, wins a controversial 12-round majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank, copyright 2011)

The reason why promoters and fighters avoid the mega fight is because of economics. A fighter is worth more before a loss than after. As long as a fighter keeps winning, generally his economic value remains the same or improves. Hence, by taking many safer fights, he actually earns more over time than he would by taking one huge mega payday that he loses. After the loss, his value is no longer the same. If he is making really good paydays, and that stream of income is continuing for fights he can win, he will not want to take the bigger payday he might lose. This explains why neither Floyd Mayweather nor Manny Pacquiao have been too anxious to fight each other. Both are making comfortable, very nice paydays against guys they feel have less of a threat to defeat them. They don’t want to see that income stream potentially end.

Often, the fighter who wants the big mega payday more is the one who has more to gain by it, or stands to lose less. The pendulum of desire can swing back and forth based on a fighter’s assessment of how likely he will be to win or lose the bout, or how much more the fight is worth above and beyond what he is already making for safer fights. The risk assessment is often determined by various performances by the potential opponent. In this case, when Manny was brutally dominating guys, Mayweather did not want the fight. Now that Mayweather has seen definitive evidence of Manny’s struggle against a counter puncher in Marquez, given that Mayweather has a counterpunching style, and the fact that Mayweather dominated Marquez, now Floyd really wants the fight, and I suspect that Manny will no longer desire to fight Mayweather any time soon.

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PHOTO: Legendary World Champions Salute Bob Arum at Friars Club

by on Jun.04, 2010, under Press Releases

arum20friars20club20salute20100603_001aNEW YORK CITY, June 3, 2010 – Six-time former world champion Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns, seven-time world champion and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former Lightweight champion Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini pose with Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum (2nd from left)  after attending the “Friars Club Salute to Bob Arum” in New York City Thursday night.  Arum is in town promoting Miguel Cotto vs Yuri Foreman, Saturday,June 5 on HBO Championship Boxing at Yankee Stadium. — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010

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