Robert Arum, popularly known as Bob Arum, is a famous American boxing promoter. He is the founder of the prominent Boxing promotional company Top Rank.
The promotion has represented some of the greatest fighters of all-time and still hosts several top-level fighters. In addition, Arum is considered to have introduced the pay-per-view concept in the boxing arena.
Arum is a pass out of the Harvard School of Law and has worked in the United States Department of Justice for quite some time.
Things for Arum changed in 1965 after he discovered the potential to get into the sport. Bob had represented Muhammad Ali at the start of his career. After that, there was no looking back for him. He currently represents fighters like Teofimo Lopez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Mikaela Mayer, Naoya Inoue, etc.
This charismatic American was a part of many controversies over several years. The most famous one being with the UFC president Dana White. He also had a recent feud with Terence Crawford, who is apparently a fighter from his own promotion.
As per records, Bob has managed a total of 9,000 fights. In addition, they have hosted events across as many as 22 countries across the globe. These records prove the global recognition of the brand Top Rank that it has built for itself.
Top Rank holds the record of being the first promotional company to broadcast live on HBO. Bob is also the man behind the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight, which is considered the most profitable single-night event in history.
As per reports by wealthypersons.com, Bob is reportedly worth $300 million in 2021. However, his main source of income is his boxing company.
Other notable battles put up by the American include Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran and Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns. He has previously represented talents such as Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and others.