Posted February 08, 2014

Manny Pacquiao’s Promoter, Bob Arum, compares Floyd Mayweather to Hitler

More Sports
Manny Pacquiao is represented by Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao is represented by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao’s longtime fight promoter Bob Arum compared Floyd Mayweather to Adolf Hitler in an interview on Friday, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

Arum was speaking about Mayweather’s increasing demands in order to fight Pacquiao when he compared him to the Nazi leader, according to TheSweetScience.com’s Michael Woods.

“This is like a tactic, I’m not equating the politics, it’s like Hitler,” [Arum] continued. “Before the Second World War, ‘give me Czechoslovakia, there’ll be peace,’ and this and that..and (Neville) Chamberlain (then UK Prime Minister) kept appeasing, kept appeasing…was there ever going to be peace? No. No. It’s not going to get anybody closer to that fight.”

Mayweather has previously asked for a strict drug testing policy, and a larger cut of the total purse if he is to fight Pacquiao. An online poll has been posted by Mayweather to allow fans to choose whether Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana should be his next opponent.


58 comments
JoeBlohhh
JoeBlohhh

Last time I read a history book, Hitler thought he was a "king:". 

Hitler thought he could not be beat.
He had no respect for any other country's POWER. 
He "made (my) own rules".
He made too many DEMANDS. 
He HID/ducked when he knew they were coming for him.

Hmmm... Maybe Arum is onto something.

KLeeGreenSr.
KLeeGreenSr.

Has Pacquiao be revived from his last bout? I think if you get KO'd the way he did, he's in no position to demand a fight with the greatest, FMayweather. Go prove yourself worthy and fight Canelo or Big Momma or somebody.....

LouieKulla
LouieKulla

I have never seen a Supposed to be great Fighter who would just give up A WBC world title just like that..just to avoid Pacquiao. like he has done for so many years...it's obviously fear.. and to keep defending him is ridiculous .. i'm a former fan, I am a proud Mexican American. I have been posting this all over the net. And there are not even one brave intelligent Floyd fan that could give a proper answer. .........If everyone from your own Profession, your own Circle, Your Own Race says you are a coward, You are truly a Coward!!. The very people who are supposed to watch your back are saying you are scared of Pacquiao. There is no amount of Fan's explanations, Excuses and statistics could ever save your shameful facade. 

.
.American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
1) Mike Tyson 
2) Roy jones jr
3) Larry Holmes 
4) Marvin hagler
5) Bert sugar - greatest boxing historian
6) Michael Wilbon - espn
7) sugar Ray Leonard
8) Tim Bradley
9) Oscar dela Hoya
10) 50 cent - Boxing Promoter and best friend
11) Max Ledermann
12) Larry Merchant 
13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
16) etc,etc,..

Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is NOT afraid to face the Greatest......America is known to be the home of the brave.. Then this fagg0t coward Mayweather came along and spoiled it for everyone..

zormer76
zormer76

Well in this case businesses is politics Arum help Floyd to get were he is but because of being shady and the politics Floyd sold his self to golden boy it was all businesses. A real champ can take the good with the bad and like Floyd says he is in it to entertain not to challenge any good competition when is the last time he has fought a true #1 contender.

pmccnn
pmccnn

What a complete idiot. To try to make an analogy between the business tactics  of Floyd Mayweather Jr. with the policies of mass murderer is totally out of line. Arum needs to take his millions and live out his days in peace. 

zormer76
zormer76

One question would you watch pacquiao vs Bradley or may weather vs khan/maidana?

6marK6
6marK6

Arum has fixed as many fights and screwed as many boxers as Don King, don't make him out to be noble.

RobBase
RobBase

Arum dealt with the best in the game from Forman to Ali on down he knows what he's doing

RicoHallmam
RicoHallmam

Pac turn down 40mill to fight floyd n $$$ may scared funny

zormer76
zormer76

Golden boy has a lot of stars and build on the stars arum is a bit shady but I still believed that top rank puts on better quality bouts it OK to get paid but also it is a sport a competitive one were the best is suppose to fought the best.

BuxerBlugger
BuxerBlugger

That's a dopey thing to say Don Rafael but you don't have the balls to write against this guy to teach him a lesson and best and closest way to illustrate when it comes to Mayweather's demands and antics getting his way in boxing. The ShowTime, TMT, GBP-Richard Schaefer, Al Haymon are behind this. It's time to say NO to this STUPID acts. Who CARES about Mayweather. HE DOESN'T DESERVE GETTING 40 mil guaranteed money draining CANELO. BORING fight! This is absolutely about GREED and MONEY. It's time to say NO TO HIS PPV for common TAO. Leave them rich people with MONEY like DAN RAFAEL feed the EGO of MAYWEATHER AND ALL HIS TEAM. Common people represents MILLIONS.

zormer76
zormer76

He should box with Triple G

zormer76
zormer76

Floyd started as a boxer and became "the businesses man" he is worried about his health when it comes down to boxing Manny but ain't worried about it when it comes down to boxing any other boxer which means he is scared and dosent care about what the fans think he only wants our money.

TKeLong
TKeLong

What an insanely stupid thing to say. The words of a fool.

trob6969
trob6969

Floyd is just plain scared that he might lose his 'perfect' record. He doesn't realize that even if he does retire with a perfect record it won't place him among the truly great fighters that came before him if he never fights Paqiauo because, even though they had losses, they ALL fought and beat their 'arch enemies' to solidify their great legacies...Floyd should really think about that, especially considering that HE is the one who has been coming up with the excuses not to fight for more than a few years now.

p0rk9er
p0rk9er

It is a shame this fight never went down. Pacquiao let Arum ruin his legacy.

joe6647
joe6647

The fight will be irrelevant now.  Both fighters are on the tail end of their careers

DuyPham1
DuyPham1

It's sad how Pacquiao is trying really hard to get the boxing fans the fight of the century, but Floyd doesn't really care about the fans. Fight  should be 50/50 and winner gets all the money generated from PPV.

cleetusplease
cleetusplease

back in the day .........Aaron Pryor would never have beaten Alexis Arguello if there was drug testing. Don't know about extra money, but testing for sure. If your clean. no prob. 

ki.nazir72
ki.nazir72

Can't be boxing fans, boxing fans talk about the luv and passion of boxing.  Sounds more like a knitting circle, none of which matters to any of the persons in question living or non living.  They are adding up their greed at your expense or plotting to further exploit you of your knits lol...

lionoah
lionoah

This is business at it's finest, ha  ha. Arum is trying desperately to get Mayweather's attention. It's funny because Pacquiao IMHO can beat him. Floyd doesn't want no part of hungry fighter with nothing more to lose. The stupid part is that they had the chance years ago. Now of course Pacman has no titles, little cache, less leverage.


This fight will never happen. Pacman will literally have to jump through hoops before he gets in the ring with Mayweather for a chance at a 20 million + payday.

Pennebaker
Pennebaker

Ha.  But Arum is right.  Mayweather is never going to fight Pacquiao regardless of what he does - he will always find a way to make sure it doesn't happen.

badflounder
badflounder

Bad comparison.  Hitler actually fought real contenders like the US and Russia.

mystafugee
mystafugee

Can't argue with that logic, prior to the spring of 1940, Hitler had a big zero in the loss column.  

OK
OK

Bob Arum,

Keep it up, and you'll rival Don King as the Biggest Horse's Backside Ever to Book Fights.

JoeBlohhh
JoeBlohhh

@KLeeGreenSr.  

All I know is I NEVER saw ANYONE in my life make so many demands, and come out and accuse another fighter BEFORE they fought. 

I've seen them get accused AFTER.
But never BEFORE.  

My ego is not THAT vast.  
I used to like Gayweather.  
But I seen what he has done, and I don't like it.
I used to root for him.  And then I noticed how he is ducking not only Pacquiao, but other fighters. 

I don't know who should be the #1 pound for pound.   To ME, "Best Pound for Pound" means that he is UNBEATABLE, and the BEST regardless of what weight they fight in.

At least that's what I was brought up to think it meant. 

Pacquiao WAS the best, and then Bradley cheated him, and Marquez flash K-O'd him. 

Now... there is NO pound 4 pound king. 

Gayweather does not fight Anyone and Everyone.   He does not take ALL Challenges. 

I thought a TRUE P4P king would. 

The guy wants to make his own rules. 
He even said the "belt doesn't make me". 

Hmmmm... So had he never won ANY belts, then would he still be where he is today???

The guy has no respect for boxing. 

I honestly think Sergio Martinez, Maidana, Pacquiao, AND Timothy Bradley can ALL beat this dude.   

Guys who PUNCH, and don't stop punching.
Unlike Canelo, and those other dudes, who wait to get hit, and then expect their turn to hit back.  

There IS no P4P king anymore. 

The one that exists is a FRAUD.

BradPitt
BradPitt

@RobBase and now he's a pathetic old senile and should be put out to pasture

c3052497
c3052497

@RicoHallmam


Pac accepted <50/50 spit, and agreed to drug testing prior to his knock-out at the hands of Marquez. Floyd then turned  down his own offer that Pac had agreed to.


If you were unaware you may be afforded a pardon; in future please don't misrepresent events. Historical accuracy is brought into question by the spreading of dubious recounts. This doesn't afford society and future generations any honest service.



RickMathews
RickMathews

@p0rk9er  Personally I think Floyd's reputation is suspect because of his refusal to fight.

rust7860
rust7860

@p0rk9er   GayFloyd is shame coward.. And by way once upon time, Floyd has been caught using steroid and if you want proof file is in youtube.

 

6marK6
6marK6

@DuyPham1  How can it be the fight of the century? Manny is damaged goods. And are you just realizing that PBF is all about the money? He is a businessman, period. Fact of the matter is that PBF has made huge money in these other fights he has taken. Manny wants the fight he is going to have to swallow hard. Believe me, PBF is not scared, just knows he can exploit situation for money. Would love to see Manny knock him the hell out.

badbeatya
badbeatya

@lionoahHey moronoah, Pacquiao is getting $20 million + for the Bradley fight.  The only 'hoop' he had to jump through was the technical destruction of Brandon Rios.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

@lionoah  Why should Mayweather fight a guy who has lost his lat two major fights? Do any people on this site really understand boxing? Is Pacquaio the number one ranked challenger?

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

@badflounder  Before he lost to Mayweather, Canelo was unbeaten, had defeated Austin Trout and was ranked number one. Tell me - what is Pacquaio's rank? Isn't he the guy who got beaten by Bradley and KO'd by Marquez within the past two years? Pacquaio needs Mayweather, not vice-versa.

samnshaz
samnshaz

Why he is fighting Amir Khan??? does he even ranked?? lol 

NathanMosby
NathanMosby

@EasyGoer @lionoah  he hasn't lost his last two fights. Yes he is the number 1 challenger for the WBA belt, the one Floyd possesses.


WilliamCross
WilliamCross

2 outta 3? Either way he's washed up. If he wanted to fight floyd mayweather, he could have agreed to the drug tests years ago. I remember his excuse, 3rd world superstition. Maybe don't let punch drunk tribesman from the pacific make decisions?