Class of 2018 ACBHOF Inductee: Bob Arum

Written by Rob Scott
Photographs by Rob Scott

One Of A Kind

Atlantic City — On June 1st – 3rd, 2018, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame will hold it’s 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration Weekend. The continued theme remains – Honoring those that have played a part in making Atlantic City a boxing Capital.

Last year’s list of inductees was an impressive and deserving group, with names like Mike Tyson, Don King, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Larry Holmes, and so many others making up an incredible list of Hall of Fame entrants. The momentum continues with a 2018 class which contain a sensational list of dignitaries that could have easily made the inaugural ballot.

From Promoter to Boxing Fixture

Famed Promoter, Bob Arum, is one of those 2018 entrants that will be enshrined and acknowledged for the exceptional work he has done in Atlantic City.

Bob Arum

Fifty-two years is indeed a long time to be at or near the top of anything. Since making his boxing promotional debut in 1966, Bob Arum has unquestionably been a fixture in the sport. Within these years, Arum has promoted some of the greatest matches to ever take place, with many being in an Atlantic City boxing ring.

Collecting Iconic Moments

A who’s who of boxing greats have also competed under Arum’s, Top Rank, Inc., banner. From his very first venture into boxing promotions, Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo, Arum has promoted names of greats like “Sugar” Ray Leonard, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather and the list goes on.

With a current roster of fighters like 2017 BWAA and Ring Magazine fighter of the year, Vasily Lomachenko, and Terrence Crawford, whose himself is at the top of countless Pound-for-pound lists, Arum is proving he still packs a promotional punch.

The numbers don’t lie; With over 1500 fight cards in 22 countries, Bob Arum has promoted over 9000 bouts. With numbers like these, it’s no surprise that he has been inducted into every boxing Hall of Fame there is. Now… he will be in the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame.

Disclaimer: All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame is not liable for any errors or omissions in this information. Any opinions or inquiries that you may have, you can forward them to Rob Scott at robscottxl@msn.com.

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