Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum is sticking to his guns on Terence Crawford.
Crawford is the WBO Welterweight Champion fighting under Top Rank. He is considered to be the pound-for-pound best boxer on the list of many fans and media members. Despite this, things are far from chummy between Crawford and Arum.
Ahead of “Bud’s” title defense against Kell Brook, Arum claimed to have lost money on three straight Crawford fights. The Top Rank boss said he could’ve bought a house with that money and vowed not to go bankrupt for the top-ranked welterweight.
During an interview with Dan Rafael of BoxingScene.com, Arum revealed his belief that Crawford’s manager, Brian McIntyre, leaked details of the contract with Top Rank.
“I don’t give a sh-t. I don’t care because what (the Crawford camp) did was reprehensible. The lawyer sent a letter to us. OK, that’s fine. That’s what lawyers do. But you don’t release it to the press. All of this should have been behind closed doors like what men do. I’m not going to take this sh-t. I’m just not going to do it, because the truth is I’ve lost money with this guy.”
Arum went on to say that he doesn’t even deal with Crawford’s fights anymore and has handed those duties to Todd duBoef.
“It will be another hit on my net worth. I’m being serious. I turned the whole project of Crawford over to (Top Rank president and Arum stepson) Todd (duBoef). I washed my hands of it. I’m too emotional about it. There was this last kerfuffle with the Brook fight when he didn’t sign the contracts so we couldn’t promote on (the) Lomachenko-Lopez (telecast). I have long since departed working with Crawford.”