When Will Top Rank Allow Fighters To Train?
With boxing looking to make a comeback in June, Bob Arum is getting his fighters ready. Top Rank has opened up its gym, with a “freshly sanitized” atmosphere to maintain safety protocols in the wake of COVID-19.
Recently, Arum announced plans for multiple boxing events in June. Each event would have a few fights taking place and would be without fans in the building. Depending on the ruling by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Arum’s goal could very well become a reality. That is especially true now that travel is possible for several fighters outside of the United States.
Two fighters who may be scheduled for the June cards are Jason and Andrew Moloney. The two brothers landed in the United States and went straight to the gym, becoming the first fighters to enter it in two months.
The twins arrived in Vegas from Australia this weekend to begin preparing for their TR & US debuts … news soon 👀 pic.twitter.com/JQNh2aFyRK
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 21, 2020
Jason (20-1) is the current WBA Oceania Bantamweight Champion. He is on a three-fight win streak, last beating Dixon Flores via knockout back in November. Andrew (21-0) is the WBA Super-Flyweight Champion. “The Monster” won the title against Elton Dharry in November. The 29-year-old has a gold medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
An announcement on their potential opponents should be made by early next week.
Fighters Arum is interested in using include Shakur Stevenson, Eleider Alvarez, Oscar Rivas, and Jamel Herring. He is hoping that fans can enter the buildings eventually, so revenue can be earned from the time missed.