Bob Arum’s Tirade Analyzed

Gil Aviles
By Gil Aviles April 12, 2014 12:48 pm

Bob Arum’s Tirade Analyzed

Bob Arum went on what he himself described as a “possibly incendiary” tirade at this past weeks’ Pacquiao vs. Bradley press conference. His attack was mainly aimed at The MGM Grand, Mayweather and Showtime executives, in that order. But did he go too far?

He said that the MGM Grand struggles to meet their debt obligations on a quarterly basis or something along those lines. The old man proclaimed that on the other hand, the Venetian makes a billion dollars a quarter and would have not had made the mistake of having Mayweather fight billboards up, during Manny Pacquiao’s fight weekend.

He went as far as to compare Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza to the notorious convicted murderer and fight fixer, Frankie Carbo. Mr. Arum is a very intelligent man and said this, because he knew that it would go under the radar. Most people don’t care about boxing history. I do however; I did not know who this man was.

It was only after Stephen Espinoza and I exchanged a few words on twitter. I decided to watch the video and did some research on Carbo, that I realized the magnitude of the insult Bob Arum had hurled, Stephen Espinoza way. He also alluded to some not so kosher activity that may be going on, something about, “Fighters paying to get on shows.”

Stephen Espinoza points at this incident as a prime example of why they are having a hard time even considering, doing business with Top Rank. Bob has assassinated his character at a world wide publicized press conference. The offensive rhetoric coming from Bob might be a little over he top. How much should he be able to get away with? He closes by apologizing with, “Sorry if anything I said that was incendiary, I am an old man.”

Gil Aviles
By Gil Aviles April 12, 2014 12:48 pm

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3 Comments

  1. Eths April 12, 5:56 pm

    You have not reported the incident in a transparent manner taking away the very important facts that transpired and analyzed for yourself, or Stephe espinoza’s way as you out it and made yourself believe. I think that a good writer bases his reports on facts.

    Only GBP’s narrow-minded supporters would defend them in this kind of situation like you did. obviously, MGM & GBP did this on purpose which only you cannot see.

  2. Eths April 12, 5:58 pm

    I gotta say, “bad analysis”. My apologies, just telling it like it is.

  3. PACMANUSA April 12, 6:12 pm

    Arum by no means is one of my preferred people but then I don’t know the guy . But with that being said leaving the Fagweather stuff up is rather shitty !

    I tend to believe perhaps Fagweather paid them to do this injustice to the Pacman !

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