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:
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:
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]