Rasheda Ali has come to the defense of Bob Arum. Arum and his promotional company Top Rank are on the receiving end of a controversial lawsuit. Amidst all these allegations, Muhammad Ali’s daughter penned an emotional message in support of Bob Arum. Bob Arum is currently one of the biggest boxing promoters in the world.
Arum has been a part of the Ali family for more than 55 years. Arum got into boxing only because of Muhammad Ali and began promoting Ali. He is also currently promoting Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh. So amidst all the allegations against Arum, Rasheda Ali made it very clear on whose side she was on.
Bob Arum stood with my father when the world was against him. Bob @BobArum and my father are a big reason why Black and Brown athletes are fairly compensated today. Proud that my son Nico Ali Walsh is part of Team Top Rank @trboxing pic.twitter.com/ylyNHwmr1z
— RASHEDA ALI (@rashedaali) January 13, 2022
“Bob Arum stood with my father when the world was against him. Bob @BobArum and my father are a big reason why Black and Brown athletes are fairly compensated today. Proud that my son Nico Ali Walsh is part of Team Top Rank @trboxing.” Rasheda Ali said via her Twitter account.
Statement from Bob Arum in response to Terence Crawford’s lawsuit against Top Rank… pic.twitter.com/2PKnFng2DN
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 13, 2022
Arum stood by Muhammad Ali’s side when the boxer refused to join the U.S. Army and the entire world was against him. Arum never lost faith and is a big part of Ali’s success both inside as well as outside the ring. Even now, with Ali’s grandson under his wing, Arum will surely look out for his best interests.
Take a look at the controversy surrounding Bob Arum.
Terence Crawford files a controversial lawsuit against Bob Arum
Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford left the TopRank umbrella in November last year publicly. During a press conference following his fight against Shawn Porter, Crawford famously announced his split from Arum and TopRank. Originally, Crawford stated he was leaving TopRank because they were not able to deliver him his dream bout against Errol Spence Jr.
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 14: Terence Crawford and Bob Arum post fight after his victory over Kell Brook for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)
However, a few days back, ‘Bud’ filed a lawsuit against his former promotional company, TopRank, and chairman Bob Arum. Crawford is seeking damages in excess of $5.4 million.
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