Reddit AMA (online Q&A with fans) with Bob Arum

Featuring such gems as:

“Have you ever seen the infamous Oscar fishnet pictures? If so, what are your thoughts?”

Arum: “Oscar always maintained that it was photoshopped, and that’s a testament to his credibility”


“With the rise of the #metoo movement, on a scale of 1 to 10 how scared are you of skeletons from your past being exposed?”

Arum: “Well, I always envision getting up at a press conference and talking and some old lady in a walker comes in and accuses me 50 years ago of doing something inappropriate. I can always plead at my age that I have no memory, but it’s possible!”

“With Supporters like Bob Arum, Guillermo Rigondeaux Needs No Detractors” — Top Rank publicist distributing stories that condemn Rigondeaux as a boring fighter who didn’t help his career much by defeating popular Nonito Donaire


Kevin Iole and Dan Rafael have been the main culprits in the media in the wake of this fight, with their ridiculously begrudging post-fight articles and improbably close scorecards with Rigondeaux as the 1 point winner. Seems like sour grapes to me for a pair of guys who felt Rigondeaux was chinless and would get knocked out in a one-sided fight by Donaire.

A masterclass in pure boxing needs to be appreciated, and if Iole and Rafael are unable to do that, then they need to stick to watching MMA and WWE respectively.

Thank god for Gabriel Montoya, who has correctly labelled Rigondeaux as possibly the de facto best pound for pound fighter alive. Think about it: sizes being equal, who would you favour over Rigondeaux right now in a fantasy fight? Maybe Ward? Maybe nobody?

And consider this: at age 32, Rigondeaux is probably past his prime!