George Foreman defends Bob Arum accused of racism
Bob Arum has already responded to the accusations Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), a former boxer from his promotional organization, for alleged racism. Now, one of the hundreds of black boxers promoted by him, the no less legendary George Foreman (76-5, 68 KOs).
“Terence Crawford's lawsuit against Top Rank is not serious. His vile accusations of racism are reckless and unfounded. He knows it, and his lawyer knows it too. I spent my entire boxing career as a champion among black, Hispanic and other colored boxers. I have no doubt that the court will consider the Crawford case as a simple attempt at extortion,” the head of Top Rank commented on the lawsuit.
“I am shocked and outraged by these accusations. Bob Arum is no saint, but he was one of the best people I have ever met along the way. He always had a passion for his boxers. Crawford's accusations against Arum break my heart, but as you can see, in love and war, all tricks are allowed, "Big George, the two-time and oldest world heavyweight champion in history, said.
In addition to Foreman, black legends such as Muhammad Ali, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought under the banner of Arum. At the same time, this situation does not change, because the youngest and most talented boxers are still associated with the head of Top Rank. Shakur Stevenson or Keyshawn Davis recently signed contracts with Arum and are successfully developing their careers.
Crawford on a contract in Top Rank in recent fights earned the following amounts: Shawn Porter - $6 million, Kell Brook - $3.5 million, Amir Khan - $4.8 million, Egidijus Kavaliauskas - $4 million. For a boxer who hasn't achieved record-breaking pay-per-view sales, these fees look more than adequate.