Innovation has been the standard at Top Rank Boxing since its inception in 1966 when Jabir Herbert Muhammad, Bob Arum, and Muhammed Ali founded the organization. For 50+ years, Top Rank Boxing has been boxing’s leading promotional company.
Top Rank has shaped, developed, and promoted the careers of top international pay-per-view superstars and Hall of Famers, including Muhammad Ali, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Terence Crawford, and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Known for creating strategic collaborations between athletes, sponsors, and television networks, Top Rank has been an architect of boxing’s global growth by staging high-profile events in landmark settings around the world.
Top Rank has also been the leader within the boxing industry in creating unforgettable in-arena experiences for fans and embracing 21st-century technological advancements to distribute world-class fights and shoulder programming across a variety of platforms.
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.