Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Defends Bob Arum Against Terence Crawford Claims
Terence Crawford has filed a lawsuit against his former promoter Bob Arum, claiming Top Rank needs to pay him over $10 million in compensation for intentionally not giving him big fights and treating him differently due to racial bias.
But, Rasheda Ali, the daughter of the legendary boxer who was Arum’s one of first clients, does not agree with it.
In a tweet, Rasheda affirmed that Arum, 90, stood by her father “when the world was against him.”
“Bob and my father are a big reason why Black and Brown athletes are fairly compensated today,” she added.
Rasheda is also proud that her son Nico Ali Walsh is a part of Arum’s promotion.
Bob Arum stood with my father when the world was against him. Bob @BobArum and my father are a big reason why Black and Brown athletes are fairly compensated today. Proud that my son Nico Ali Walsh is part of Team Top Rank @trboxing pic.twitter.com/ylyNHwmr1z
— RASHEDA ALI™ (@rashedaali) January 13, 2022
Arum has represented Crawford from 2011 to 2021.
Crawford became a free agent once he decided not to renew his contract with Top Rank after defending his WBO welterweight title against Shawn Porter.
In an interview a week ago, before the boxer leveled allegations against him, Arum said that Crawford would come around again if offered a good deal. He believed it was okay even if the WBO titlist decides to sign up with another promotion that could offer him more lucrative bouts.