Bob Arum Bashes Floyd Mayweather, Calls MMA Fans Skinheads
Boxing

Forget Everything You Ever Heard About Why Boxing Is Dying. It's All Bob Arum's Fault.

9/11/09 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5138 respect


Ariel Helwani of Fanhouse talked to boxing promoter Bob Arum at Yankee Stadium during the press conference for Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto's upcoming fight. Arum discussed a wide variety of topics, including a potential fight at Yankee Stadium, the possibility of a Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight, and his thoughts on mixed martial arts.

Some of Arum's comments are way over the top. They start at being "just ridiculous", and travel all the way into the "offensive" range. Some of the more priceless ones:

"Mayweather does not entertain. Outside the ring, yeah, he shoots up cars and does other things like that, and he entertains. But in the ring, he's not an entertaining fighter."
 
This was during his attempt to say that a Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight wouldn't sell a lot of Pay-per-views. Judging by past PPV numbers for both Mayweather and Pacquiao, this couldn't be further from the truth. Also, I have never heard of Mayweather shooting up cars. That seems like something that we would have heard about, doesn't it?

Later, he discussed MMA, and how boxing and MMA aren't true competitors, since the fans who follow boxing are far different from the ones who follow MMA:

"UFC are a bunch of skinhead white guys watching people in the ring who also look like skinhead white guys ... 90% of the people in the audience wear tattoos."
I'm not sure where he gets his information. While there is no denying the fact that such individuals do exist, it's inaccurate and ignorant to make blanket statements like that about an entire sport and its fan base.

If boxing is indeed dying, then it's not because of MMA. It's not because there are no exciting fights left, and it's not because the heavyweight division has no real superstar. It will be because of dinosaurs like Bob Arum, who run their mouth, and have no clue what they're talking about.


Bob Arum Blasts Floyd Mayweather, MMA [Fanhouse]
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11/11/09   |   Lian17

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Just ignore whatever Bob Arum said. Check out http://www.cotto-vs-pacquiao.com

9/22/09   |   frozen_heart

bernie_vee wrote:

PBF's been dodging Shane, Cotto and Pacquiao and chose to fight a midget. Yeah, right mate!

let them negotiate first... hehe...

9/22/09   |   frozen_heart

bernie_vee wrote:

PBF's been dodging Shane, Cotto and Pacquiao and chose to fight a midget. Yeah, right mate!

yeah right, even though i'm a filipino... we can't deny the fact that Floyd Mayweather is a big fish to catch for Manny Pacquiao, but if Manny really want it he will definitely give us a good fight and win it for us. Other wise we will be sport to accept Floyd's return but he need to trim down a little bit. To much talking and very boastful. He is really good and i cant wait for it. Let the negotiate first.... rock on Manny!

9/21/09   |   blue14387

bernie_vee wrote:

PBF's been dodging Shane, Cotto and Pacquiao and chose to fight a midget. Yeah, right mate!

who knows.....lets just wait and see

9/15/09   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

Adding comment...

9/15/09   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

Arum sucks.

9/14/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

bernie_vee wrote:

PBF's been dodging Shane, Cotto and Pacquiao and chose to fight a midget. Yeah, right mate!

First, Shane and Cotto have been in different weight classes. But no worry, Floyd will get to those guys provided that Pac Man does not beat them all first. And if you think that the push isn't already on to have Floyd fight Pacquiao, your crazy. Floyd hasn't been dodging Pac Man, Pac Man has been earning his chance to fight Floyd, which he has. So I'm hoping that Pac Man can beat Cotto so we get to see that fight. If not, I'm sure we'll see Floyd fight Cotto and then Sugar Shane, if he's still around by then.

9/14/09   |   rrockin1

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  Its not Arums fault, LMAO

The people inside their own game have been sticking knives into boxings back for years.  Its just gotta stop

9/13/09   |   sportymaniac   |   5 respect

Bob Arum's comment was so vulgar. He doesn't seem to think about what his words might imply with mayweather.Well' that would be personal, i just instinctly think...

9/13/09   |   monica_tijerina

I don't know about Marquez drinking his own piss for training. He can drink all of his piss he wants but Mayweather is still gonna beat his Ass.

9/13/09   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

A week to go till the next fight of the century.

9/13/09   |   bernie_vee   |   4 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Yeah, he's been nothing but talk in those 39 wins lol. I guess he was nothing but talk against Hatton, right mate?

PBF's been dodging Shane, Cotto and Pacquiao and chose to fight a midget. Yeah, right mate!

9/12/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

HowieDrufford wrote:
"Mayweather does not entertain. Outside the ring, yeah, he shoots up cars and does other things like that, and he entertains. But in the ring, he's not an entertaining fighter.

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Mayweather is all talk mate. Better check this site for everything else he has to say: mayweather-vs-marquez-watch-live.blogspot.com

Yeah, he's been nothing but talk in those 39 wins lol. I guess he was nothing but talk against Hatton, right mate?

9/12/09   |   HowieDrufford

"Mayweather does not entertain. Outside the ring, yeah, he shoots up cars and does other things like that, and he entertains. But in the ring, he's not an entertaining fighter.

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Mayweather is all talk mate. Better check this site for everything else he has to say: mayweather-vs-marquez-watch-live.blogspot.com

9/12/09   |   ranaabhishek0

BluDevil wrote:
Look at this dude. You see how old he is? I wouldn't trust anything he says more than Al Davis. These geezers don't know what they are talking about anymore. And when he trashes Floyd? He's just trying to get the price down and/or he's just upset that Floyd is a better promoter than he is.

i like him bcoz he play very well

9/12/09   |   ranaabhishek0

nooo i never heard even in our country boxing is on top what do u think??????????/

9/12/09   |   bernie_vee   |   4 respect

wrote:
The thing about freedom of speech is even the ignorant feel comfortable using such.

The thing about freedom of speech is, even the ignorant feel comfortable using it such as HorseNeathen. This guy is gay... what can I do?

9/11/09   |   HowieDrufford

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Old Bob is talking SH#$... Check this out: pacquiao-vs-cotto.cebuspace.com/

9/11/09   |   bernie_vee   |   4 respect

Well, it's true that MMA is for homosexuals, retards and the skinheads. If you feel there's a need for me to expound on my claim, then you're an MMA fan. LOL

9/11/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Look at this dude. You see how old he is? I wouldn't trust anything he says more than Al Davis. These geezers don't know what they are talking about anymore. And when he trashes Floyd? He's just trying to get the price down and/or he's just upset that Floyd is a better promoter than he is.

9/11/09   |   billywa   |   658 respect

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Not that I'm an MMA fan by any means, but it's an interesting statement, given that the likes of Don King and Bob Arum have likely committed more crimes against boxers and the various governing bodies than any ten "tattooed, skinhead, MMA fans" put together...To say nothing of how they profited on PPVs while at the same time killing what was the spectacle of a title bout...

9/11/09   |   evilquacks101   |   857 respect

LOL! This "Ole Head" is just stuck in 1955.......................Every once and a while one of these guys pop up and put their foot in  their mouths. Usually when they're drunk or something.

Funny stuff Pat!

9/11/09   |   Beaze   |   271 respect

 I can't watch boxing or MMA.  It's boring, but MMA is WAAAAAAAY worse.  It looks like sparing.  No way you should win a fight by an arm bar...that's dojo stuff.  But I can't watch boxing either because they spend like 20% of the time punches and 80% dancing around the ring.

I need some build-up.  I'd rather watch Carmelo Anthony clock a Knick player than MMA or Boxing.  At least I know why he wants to fight them (he got undercut, fouled too hard, etc...).

But seriously, he has a point (albeit a racist one) the difference between MMA and boxing is that caucasian people excel at MMA while not-so-much in boxing.  Now, they ain't skinheads, but I see what he was TRYING to say.

9/11/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Wow, this guy is a d*ck.

9/11/09   |   will_chicks101

thats dirty