Promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank Promotions), which cooperates with Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko said, why not have a similar contract with the undisputed world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik.
Arum said that on the way to the signing of the contract was that the Tendril had planned to speak at heavyweight, not heavyweight.
“They came together, along with Lomachenko. I made the offer Barb, but asked: “what division are you going to build a career?” And he said that crmservice (Heavy weight of 90,72 kg, – Спорт24). And I thought, “what do I do with the cruiser?” You have to understand… I was working with HBO. If I went to them and said they wanted to put on TV battle cruiser Moustache, they would have told me: “Grandfather, are you? A little crazy?”
So I realized that can promise Lomachenko popularity and to give it to him. And with a barb on HBO it was a priori impossible. If it all happened years later when I started working with ESPN, I wouldn’t let the guy from the negotiation without a signed contract. But at that time I just didn’t have any options with him,” said Arum in an interview with BoxingTalk.
Note that Alexander Usik is to decide what weight to pursue a career. Therefore, the rival of Usik is not yet known. Large the chance to become one is Russian Alexander Povetkin, slightly less than his fellow countryman, Denis Lebedev.
Promoter Alexander Krasyuk (K2 Promotions Ukraine) said that the purpose of the Cirrus – the title of king in the heavyweight division. The first step to the cherished goal will be made in may in the United States.
His last fight the Tendril held on 11 November 2018, when he knocked out Briton Tony Bellew.
Who is Bob Arum?87-year-old American lawyer, businessman and Boxing promoter. Founder and CEO of Top Rank, which is engaged in Boxing promotion based in Las Vegas. Member of the International Boxing hall of fame and the world Boxing hall of fame. During his career, Arum has organized more than 400 of the battle for the world title. He worked with such prominent boxers as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George foreman, Marvin, Hagler, Roberto Duran, Alexis Arguello, Carlos Monzon, Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez, sugar ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and others.
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