Hall Of Fame Promoter Bob Arum Elaborates On Past Corruption Allegations

Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum has been addressing various questions from boxing fans in recent days and has now gone on record on one rather controversial topic from the past.

A long time ago Arum was linked with an alleged story that suggested he was involved in something he should not have been in boxing.

Speaking in an open Q and A forum on Reddit, one fan was keen to press him on the issue and asked the following:

Hi Bob, can you elaborate on the corruption with the sanctioning bodies in yesteryear? You’ve said that you had to pay the IBF bribes for ranks in the 80s. Is that still a thing in today’s boxing? You don’t have to elaborate on that one!

To which the Hall of Fame promoter responded:

“Well, I’m happy to say that that is no longer the case as far as I can see. Bribery was rampant a number of years ago. The President of the IBF was indicted by a federal grand jury and convicted, and the IBF is a very clean organization today as are the WBC, WBO, and WBA. Now, they may do things that I wouldn’t go along with or endorse, but that’s part of life. But because I disagree with a particular move that one might make, doesn’t mean that they’re corrupt. I don’t believe that there is corruption within these organizations.”

Arum is the longest-serving promoter in boxing today.

Arguably, he is one of the best of all time when you consider his longevity in bringing new talent through.