Bob Arum Wants 3-Minute Rounds For Women

“If we want to bring women’s boxing to the forefront of the sport, we all should advocate for three-minute rounds,” Arum said on Wednesday. He had appeared during the face-off between WBO junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer (15-0, 5 KOs) and IBF world champion Maiva Hamadouche (22-1, 18 KOs).

Since 2017, this is the first time that a female world title bout has headlined a Top Rank event on ESPN.

Arum seemed to question why the rules haven’t been changed yet for the women. “If women’s boxing wants to get into a prominent position that it hasn’t, but it should, in my opinion, it should be changed to three-minute rounds. Why is there a difference in rounds between women’s and men’s boxing?” he asked.

The legendary promoter says discrimination gives a wrong message to the community.

“By keeping it at two-minute rounds, you are telling the world that women’s boxing is different,” Arum added. “If we are worried about health issues, do three-minutes rounds and regulate the number of rounds that women can fight.”

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