Bob Arum gets more backlash after ‘outdated’ comments about female boxing
Arum has now faced further backlash from former world champions Sergio Mora and Chris Mannix over comments he made claiming people weren’t “paying attention” to women’s boxing after Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano confirmed.
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Bob Arum has now faced further backlash from widely criticized comments he made claiming that people weren’t “paying attention” to women’s boxing.
The Top Rated promoter spoke in an interview after the undisputed historic clash between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano has been confirmed.
It will likely clash with an Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson fusion he was staging with Top Ratings on the same night, but he abruptly claims to not be intimidated by an audience. is different.
Arum now faces more criticism from Sergio Mora and Chris Mannix, who have called on the promoter to “admit he was wrong”.
“Of course, I don’t agree with that, but I’m from a different generation,” said Mora DAZN boxing show. “Bob Arum was born in his 30s, he’s 90, there’s a huge generation gap.
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“I think Bob Arum is great as a promoter, he’s been in the game for a long time, he’s the ‘Godfather’, everyone loves him, he’s wrong here, I think If you give him a chance, he’ll admit that.”
The Mannix presenter replied: “It’s just an outdated argument, Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano is the biggest fight at the moment in women’s boxing, but it’s not the only big fight in boxing Ladies, sometime this year you’re going to have Savannah Marshall v Claressa Shields, it’s a big showdown in the upper weight classes.
“Women’s boxing, while not at the men’s level, is certainly light years ahead of what it used to be, so it’s not a reason to pre-sniff the idea it has can compete with the caliber of a war like Valdez and Shakur.”
Taylor will put her undisputed titles on par with Serrano’s at the iconic Madison Square Garden venue in New York later this year.
The pair had been planning to fight for several years and now it’s been done by Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul who have teamed up to co-promote the event.
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Arum claims that the fight may garner more interest than the unifying clash on his own ads than the fight Premier League.
“I mean such a good fight, come on,” said Arum iFL TV. “For whatever reason, people don’t pay special attention to women’s fights.
“ESPN has put out the schedule and they couldn’t care more. I don’t want to smear the fights and I don’t want to be accused of being anti-women in sport but I’m telling you this is like Premier League against women’s football.”
YouTube star Paul was outraged by the comments and labeled the longtime promoter a “dinosaur” in a social media speech.
He signed Serrano for his new label The Most Valuable Promotions with an immediate vow to bring big battles to him.
The 25-year-old will now focus on promoting his own fight and plans to delay any negotiations regarding his own boxing exploits until after the fight.