Bob Arum: Anthony Joshua 'desperately' needs to fight in US, says legendary promoter

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  1. Ian_k

    Ian_k Active Member Full Member

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    thoughts on this by bob arum

    Anthony Joshua 'desperately' needs to fight in US, says legendary promoter Bob Arum

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    kinda agree with this
     
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  2. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Well that was fun. Who's for Chinese? Full Member

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    Murica **** yeah! Seriously when will a lot of these America centric old guys realise the world has never been a bigger more accessible place?
     
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  3. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Member Full Member

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    Sells out 80,000 stadiums routinely. Pretty sure he's ok at the moment but hey go to MSG and beat up the fat boy then go back to the main stage. No problem.
     
  4. bumbano love

    bumbano love Member Full Member

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    Who said it? Bob arum was it?
     
  5. Ian_k

    Ian_k Active Member Full Member

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    Yep
     
  6. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He's never going to be a household name in Alabama until he fights Wilder in Alabama.
     
  7. smiffyinoz

    smiffyinoz Member Full Member

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    If he calls out Joshua for fighting 'no hopers' imagine what he thinks of Wilder
     
  8. PunchersChance.

    PunchersChance. Member Full Member

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    That’s true and it’s a wonderful thing, but as a promoter Arums probably speaking from a financial viewpoint, the US is still far and away the biggest and most lucrative PPV market in the world.
     
  9. Geo1122

    Geo1122 Active Member Full Member

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    It’s a very arrogant comment, centring everything to the U.S. The idea that what’s seen as valid in the U.S automatically applies elsewhere, is plain stupid. Certainly ignorant.

    His no hopers claim seems laughable also, and discredits what he’s saying further.

    Putting that aside, fighting in the U.S would certainly expand his fan base.
     
  10. chico g

    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think the bodybuilder's fans will be hard to get over to the states. Since the majority of them were banned from football hooligasm in the late 90s euros, lol.
     
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  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's certainly a lucrative market, and if Joshua wants to make his brand go global he definitely needs to fight there at some point.

    Not sure who in America is better than Wlad, Parker and Povetkin though. At a push Wilder's on a similar level, but that'd make him a no-hoper as well.
     
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  12. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    AJ made $47m last year. Apparently this helps him sleep at night when people tell him how 'desperate' he must be to fight in the US. Well that and watching the look on Fury or Golovkin's face when the scorecards are read out.
     
  13. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Especially coming from one of the guys who has helped to put Boxing in America on its knees.
     
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  14. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Active Member Full Member

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    Bob Arum on a poor wind up as usual. AJ is number one with Ring Magazine and Boxrec, has the strongest record in the division by some distance has 3 of the 4 World titles (with the other title holder having no intereet in fighting him) and is the biggest money making boxer in the sport.
     
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    nickpoppunk Unbelievable Bentekkers Full Member

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    when the usa has a champ as big and as popular as joshua, thats when he goes.
    until then, he is making more at home in the uk.

    wilder and miller are not big or popular.
     

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