Bob Arum Turns 90: 2,119 Fight Cards and Counting

NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2021) — Top Rank chairman Bob Arum has hit yet another milestone. Arum, the Brooklyn-born one-time federal prosecutor whose boxing career began with “The Greatest,” turns 90 years old today.

Arum is back in his old stomping grounds to promote Saturday’s ESPN-televised quadruple-header (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) featuring former pound-for-king Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko against former lightweight world champion Richard “RC” Commey in the 12-round main event at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko-Commey marks the 2,120th fight card of his promotional career.

Arum’s inaugural promotion took place in Toronto on March 29, 1966, when Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight title against George Chuvalo. In the 55-plus years since Ali-Chuvalo, Arum has promoted many of boxing’s biggest superstars, including 27 Ali fights, the entire middleweight championship run of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, George Foreman’s triumphant return to the ring that culminated in his second heavyweight title, and Manny Pacquiao’s rise to modern-day legend.

In addition, Arum has promoted dozens of fighters from pro debut to world champion, including Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Michael Carbajal, Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson, Jose Ramirez, Oscar Valdez, Mikaela Mayer, Donald Curry, and Lomachenko.

BOB ARUM BY THE NUMBERS

2,119 Boxing cards promoted
     864 Boxing shows TR promoted on ESPN network
     677 World title fights promoted by TR
     550 Boxing shows TR promoted in Nevada
     412 Boxing shows TR promoted in New Jersey
     220 American cities in which TR has promoted
     196 Boxing shows promoted by TR in California
     154 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Texas
     129 Boxing shows TR promoted on HBO network   
       98 Boxing shows promoted by TR on CBS network
       92 Foreign cities in which TR has promoted
       73 Boxing shows TR promoted on ABC network
       73 Boxing shows promoted by TR in New York State
       70 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Arizona
       63 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Puerto Rico
       52 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Mexico
       49 Pay-per-view boxing shows promoted by TR
       48 Boxing shows promoted by TR in New York City                                
       47 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Illinois
       42 States in which TR has promoted boxing
       41 Miguel Cotto fights promoted by TR 
       41 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Pennsylvania 
       38 Michael Carbajal fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       37 Oscar De La Hoya fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       37 Donald Curry fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       36 Johnny Tapia fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       35 Floyd Mayweather, Jr fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       33 James Toney fights promoted by TR
       33 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Florida      
       32 Erik Morales fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       31 Micky Ward fights promoted by TR
       30 Boxing shows promoted by TR on Showtime/ShoBox networks
       29 Mikey Garcia fights promoted by TR
       29 Tommy (The Duke) Morrison fights promoted by TR
       28 Iran Barkley fights promoted by TR
       28 Oscar Valdez fights promoted by TR
       27 Muhammad Ali fights promoted or co-promoted by TR
       27 Boxing shows promoted by TR on Closed-Circuit TV
       27 Foreign countries in which TR has promoted, incl. Puerto Rico               
       27 Jose Ramirez fights promoted by TR
       25 Freddie Roach fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       25 Roger Mayweather fights promoted by TR
       24 Boxing shows promoted by TR in New Mexico
       24 World heavyweight title fights promoted by TR
       24 Terence Crawford fights promoted by TR
       20 Marvelous Marvin Hagler fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       20 Manny Pacquiao fights promoted by TR
       19 Juan Manuel Marquez fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       17 Shakur Stevenson fights promoted by TR
       16 Robert Garcia fights promoted by TR
       14 George Foreman fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       14 Boxing shows promoted by TR in China
       13 Thomas Hearns fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       13 Teofimo Lopez fights promoted by TR
       10 Alexis Arguello fights promoted by TR (HOF)
       10 Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         9 Boxing shows promoted by TR in Colorado
         8 Roberto Duran fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         7 Sugar Ray Leonard fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         7 Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. fights by TR (HOF)
         5 Carlos Monzon fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         5 Emile Griffith fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         4 Mike Tyson fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         4 Tyson Fury fights promoted by TR
         2 Larry Holmes fights promoted by TR (HOF)
         1 Evel Knievel Snake River Canyon jump promoted by Bob Arum
         0 Boxing shows (so far!) promoted by TR in: Alabama, Alaska,
            Arkansas, Kansas, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming

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