In a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum suggested that UFC is boxing’s main enemy. And if Boxing is looking to beat the UFC the main promoters in boxing need to put their rivalries aside to work together in order to make the best fights.
“We have an enemy, we have a villain, and it’s the UFC. If we all work together we can beat the UFC, which is a sport that can not be compared to boxing…
I remember many years ago when boxing was a sport that received the same attention as the other major sports in the United States… there was no way that you did not have a boxing reporter [working at every major newspaper] – and with the collaboration of everyone we can bring boxing back to the position that it deserves.”
Arum’s company recently signed a multi-year television deal with ESPN. And Arum stated that he doesn’t plan to exclude other promoters from showcasing their talent on the network. He’s willing to open the doors to everyone to bring the best fights to ESPN.
Original Story: Boxing Scene