Las Vegas-based Top Rank stands as the country’s premiere boxing promotions company for one reason: We take care of our fighters and our fans. For nearly half a century, Top Rank has nurtured some of the sport’s all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. It’s a practice we continue to this day, as Top Rank further expands its brand while introducing the sport of boxing to a new generation of fans.
Muhammad Ali. George Foreman. Roberto Duran. Marvin Hagler. Sugar Ray Leonard. Those are just some of the all-time greats we’ve promoted during our more than 50 years in the sport.
Indeed, we’ve staged some of the biggest fights in history featuring its biggest stars—names and events that transcend the confines of the ring and reverberate throughout the culture. That’s how we built our global reputation as the gold standard in boxing: by developing talent, creating innovative programming, and orchestrating world-class events.
More recently, we’ve guided the careers of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao. Our current stable of champions is similarly poised for success. Vasiliy Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, Jose Ramirez: these fighters represent the best the sport has to offer, as well as its global appeal. As we continue to develop new talent, keep a look out for our many exciting young prospects and rising stars.
1966 - Top Rank founded when Bob Arum began promoting Muhammad Ali
1972 - Delivered the first live boxing broadcast to HBO
1981 - Developed the first sports series for ESPN
1994 - Promoted George Foreman's historic win over Michael Moorer
1996 - Launched a Spanish Language series on Univision
2015 - Promoted Mayweather-Pacquiao, the largest-grossing one-night sports event in history
2017 - Signed an exclusive four year programming deal with ESPN to bring free boxing back to the mainstream
In the 1970s and ’80s, Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum was one of the first promoters to harness the power of closed-circuit and pay-per-view models of selling televised fights. He later parlayed this knowledge into ground-breaking deals with HBO, Showtime, ABC and a host of other networks. Now, Top Rank works with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, to bring boxing back to the masses.
True to form, Top Rank now finds itself at the vanguard of the next wave of emerging technologies: web-based and digital marketing. We maintain a robust presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Our ever-evolving website offers a taste of everything writers want and fans yearn for. From fighter bios to breaking news, we provide users with regularly updated content.