By Craig Miller-
(CBS) Bob Arum, the CEO for Top Rank Promotions, joined Craig Miller to talk about Timothy Bradley’s upcoming fight against Ruslan Provodnikov, which can be seen live on HBO this Saturday March 16. Hear Arum explain why Bradley is fighting Provodnikov and were there ever talks of him fighting Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather. He explains why he wants to see a fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. He talks about Nonito Donaire’s next fight and his idea of implementing random drug testing in boxing.
Hear why he became a promoter and how Muhammad Ali had a great influence on him. Listen to what he thinks of Don King and Dana White. Arum doesn’t think Floyd Mayweather has the attention span to become a great promoter, but 50 Cent has tremendous potential.
He told Craig that he respects what Bernard Hopkins has done at the age of 48, but thinks he is the perfect advertisement for the UFC and explains why his fights are boring. Arum states that the Klitschko’s are fading and you will see an American heavyweight champion within the next five years.