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Arum: Can’t praise Canelo-GGG enough! Lomachenko-Rigondeaux gonna happen on December 9th

Bob Arum shares his thoughts on a few notable fights coming up.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum chats it up with FightHub about a few fights as well as gives his take on Oscar De La Hoya’s constant and vulgar dismissals of Mayweather-McGregor.

Arum on the future of Mexican boxing following the retirement of the legendary Juan Manuel Marquez:

“The future of Mexican boxing is alive and well. Three weeks from now you have Canelo, who’s a terrific fighter, fighting Triple G, and a week after that we’re gonna have two great Mexican champions fighting in Tuscon, Arizona — Oscar Valdez who was a member of the Mexican Olympic team and featherweight champion, and Zurdo Ramirez who is one of the best fighters in the world, the super middleweight champion.”

On Oscar De La Hoya getting all worked up over Mayweather-McGregor:

“I know where Oscar’s coming from. Oscar is promoting a really terrific fight. Really terrific. I have nothing to do with that fight but Golovkin and Canelo, I can’t praise it enough. And then he sees all the furor and all the attention for this piece of garbage and he gets aggravated. I can understand that but somebody should be counseling him to tone it down a little.”

On Dana White speaking poorly of him:

“Dana White is a foul-mouthed charlatan and why would I get in the gutter and trade insults with Dana White?”

On if Lomachenko-Rigondeaux is 100% a done deal:

“Nothing is 100% done until it happens. But it’s gonna happen [on] December 9th.”

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