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Bob Arum to stage his 2,000th event as boxing promoter Saturday

Boxing prompter Bob Arum is set to stage his 2,000th boxing event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada.

Pacquiao can still make over $20 million with Vargas fight

Manny Pacquiao used to make over $20 million per fight when he was knocking out tough foes during his prime and even after his last KO win seven years ago. But after his record-breaking PPV fight against Floyd Mayweather, his PPV numbers fell sharply.

Pacquiao amazes Arum, Roach with his work discipline, dedication

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum and longtime trainer Freddie Roach are amazed at how Pacquiao manages his time as professional boxer and politician as he wind down his training in Manila for his Nov. 5 bout against Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas, NV.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Vargas will surpass Alvarez-Smith PPV buys

Despite HBO's massive advertising and promotions campaign to generate pay-per view buys for its recently-concluded Alvarez-Smith fight, it appears that Bob Arum's Nov. 5 card would surpass the reported 300,000 PPV buys generated by Alvarez-Smith fight.

Pacquiao cites love for sport as reason for fighting again

Eight-division world champion and neophyte Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao is set to resume fighting after a short-lived retirement following his supposed farewell fight against Timothy Bradley which he won via a unanimous decision last April 9.

Op-Ed: Arum-HBO fallout could lead to Money-Pacman rematch on Showtime

Boxing fans may no longer see or watch Manny Pacquiao live on HBO pay-per-view after promoter Bob Arum said earlier this week that the Pacquiao-Vargas fight won't be shown on HBO without giving much details about his sudden decision.

Manny Pacquiao confirms Nov. 5 fight after meeting with Bob Arum

After meeting with promoter Bob Arum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City, Philippines Tuesday, eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao confirmed his Nov. 5 fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum likely to ask Manny Pacquiao to endorse Hillary Clinton

Boxing promoter Bob Arum is flying to Manila in the coming week purportedly to discuss the details of Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight but there are indications that US presidential bet Hillary Clinton may have asked Arum to seek Pacquiao's endorsement.

Terence Crawford remains top choice for Pacquiao's next fight

With Adrien Broner out of the race as Manny Pacquiao's next foe, Bob Arum hopes Terence Crawford wins over Viktor Postol next weekend to trigger serious talks about the proposed Pacquiao-Crawford fight.

Manny Pacquiao to fight only when congress is in recess

Senator and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has denied reports that he is seeking permission from the Philippine senate leadership to allow him to take a leave of absence from his duties in order to train for his planned fight.

Pacquiao seeks clearance from senate for next fight

Filipino boxing superstar and incumbent senator Manny Pacquiao is making arrangements with the leadership of the Philippine senate for a brief leave of absence from his duties as senator to prepare for his return fight.

Arum reserves Pacquiao's favorite venue Mandalay Bay for Oct. 15

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has made reservation for a pay-per-view fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 15 but the veteran promoter has yet to disclose who among his fighters will show up at the reserved venue

Op-Ed: Why proposed Pacquiao-Broner fight would do well on PPV

The proposed fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner could be this year's highest-grossing pay-per-view (PPV) fight if Pacquiao finally decides to continue fighting, with Broner as his next opponent in a PPV fight likely to happen in October 2016.

3 names surface in Arum's shortlist for Pacquiao's next fight

A few days ago promoter Bob Arum has mentioned two possible opponents are in line for Manny Pacquiao's return fight which could happen as early as October this year. Now a new name has been added but Arum is yet to confirm the third guy in the list.

Bob Arum eyeing return fight for Manny Pacquiao in October

Veteran promoter Bob Arum is now looking for Manny Pacquiao's next foe ahead of his impending decision to continue fighting after he gets his job in the senate sorted out to give way for an eight-week training camp to culminate in October planned fight

Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

Bob Arum says Lomachenko comparable, maybe better, than Pacquiao

When boxing promoter Bob Arum talks about the sport he loves people tend to listen. The Top Rank promoter continues to represent fighters that win and he thinks a newly crowned champion he has ranks up there with perhaps his greatest boxer.

Op-Ed: Why Vasyl Lomachenko could be Bob Arum's next cash cow

Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum has been struggling to find a replacement for retired boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who served as Arum's top money earner for over a decade. It appears that he had already found one in Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine.

Quality boxing fights coming up as Arum, Haymon reconcile

The long and intense rivalry between promoter Bob Arum and boxing adviser Al Haymon have finally come to an end with the resolution of their pending lawsuits which prevented them from jointly staging competitive matches for boxing fans to watch and enjoy.

Why Muhammad Ali matters to Filipino boxing fans

The passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali following his long and difficult battle with Parkinson's disease brought sadness to Filipinos in general and Filipino boxing fans in particular as they reminisce on his "Thrilla in Manila" classic fight in 1975.

Op-Ed: Arum, Mayweather start hype for 'Fight of the Century' remake

The reported Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch talks got the needed boost as Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum and Mayweather's adviser Al Haymon have reportedly settled their differences to pave the way for their fighters to face each other in competitive matches.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum's wish for Manny Pacquiao getting closer to reality

About five years ago, Bob Arum disclosed to media his wish for Manny Pacquiao and if that wish comes true in the future, it will be the biggest achievement of his career as boxing promoter spanning more than 50 years.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight: under 500,000 PPVs

In last year's Fight of the Century with Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao was part of a bout that brought in more money than any other. It also had a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. His fight with Timothy Bradley? Not so popular.

Op-Ed: Arum should not stand in the way of Pacquiao's quest for gold

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum earlier expressed his reservation on the proposal of the International Boxing Association (Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur — still referred to as the AIBA) to include pro boxing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Pacquiao, Donaire Rio Olympics participation unlikely

The proposed participation of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as possible Philippine entry for boxing in the 2016 Rio Olympics is not likely to happen as the fighters' promoter Bob Arum is opposing it.

Crawford-Marquez fight likely to happen late this year

Juan Manuel Marquez earlier bared his plan to face Miguel Cotto after a tuneup fight. This follows nearly two years of inactivity following a knee injury before he fought Mike Alvarado in 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Pacquiao's popularity soars after same-sex marriage controversy

Manny Pacquiao's long-time promoter Bob Arum claims his fighter's popularity has gone up following his controversial statement about same sex marriage, which has become the No.1 trending topic on the Internet as well as in print and broadcast media.

Op-Ed: Arum, Koncz fail to defend Pacquiao in times of crises

The least that Bob Arum could have done while Manny Pacquiao was under attack by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community for his stand on same-sex marriage was to just keep his mouth shut and wait for the opportune time to say his piece.

Op-Ed: Knockout win by Pacquiao over Bradley could lead to more fights

Despite Manny Pacquiao's loss to Floyd Mayweather last May, the Filipino boxing superstar remains popular and still command a guaranteed $20 million purse from his promoter Bob Arum.

Pacquiao now cleared to fight after close to a year of therapy

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao visited his orthopedic doctor in Los Angeles Tuesday to find out if his injured shoulder has already healed following a delicate surgery to repair his torn shoulder rotator cuff.
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