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  1. Cotto-Margarito PPV a big hit

    Dan Rafael

    The numbers are not official yet, but everyone associated with last week's tremendous Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto welterweight championship fight expects the pay-per-view numbers to be excellent. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and HBO PPV haven't rel...

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2008
  2. How can we be excited about Pavlik-Hopkins?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • One of the quotes Top Rank's Bob Arum gave me after he came to terms with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer for a Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight on Thursday was, "Kelly isn't thrilled with the fight." T...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  3. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I ask...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  4. Vazquez-Arce in November?

    Dan Rafael

    When Top Rank's Bob Arum held a breakfast news conference on Feb. 16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to announce a pair of "Latin Fury" pay-per-view cards, the exciting and charismatic Jorge Arce was in the house. One of the fights Arum announced was A...

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  5. The Bobfather spills his guts

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was in a talkative mood as we chatted over bottled water (for me) and coffee (for him) in the deserted media center inside the beautiful Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Saturday morning. Arum is here h...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2007
  6. Fights we want to see

    Dan Rafael

    Short of having an undisputed heavyweight champion, boxing received some of the best news it could have asked for last week when Bob Arum's Top Rank and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions reached a settlement of their various lawsuits, includin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2007
  7. Golden Boy, Top Rank working on truce

    Dan Rafael

    The war between Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and Bob Arum's Top Rank, which has boxing fans caught in the crossfire because the firms are unwilling to make fights between their boxers, appears as though it is headed toward a truce. With ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2007
  8. More random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • Who has had a better recent run of action fights than Bob Arum's Top Rank? Start with an April 14 pay-per-view card that featured four entertaining bouts, including Manny Pacquiao's exciting eighth-round knockout of Jorge Solis in the ma...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2007
  9. Pacquiao planning next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Now that Manny Pacquiao has lost his bid for a seat in the Philippines Congress to incumbent Darlene Custodio, the junior lightweight star is turning his attention back to his boxing career. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who spent time on the campai...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2007
  10. King, Arum making plans together

    Dan Rafael

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rival promoters Bob Arum and Don King, giants of the sport, are both here in the home of the blues ready to wheel and deal with each other -- a rarity -- and to make other interesting fights. Fights being discussed? How about Juan ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2007