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Top Rank, Inc.
TypePrivately held company
IndustryBoxing promotion
PredecessorMain Bout
Founded1973; 48 years ago (1973)
United States
Key people
Bob Arum (CEO)

Top Rank, Inc. is a boxing promotional company founded by Jabir Herbert Muhammad and Bob Arum, which was incorporated in 1973, and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since its founding, Top Rank has promoted many world class fighters, including Muhammad Ali, Alexis Argüello, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Marvin Hagler, Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Erik Morales, Thomas Hearns, Paulie Ayala, Iran Barkley, Michael Carbajal, Larry Holmes, Ray Mancini, Carlos Monzón, Terry Norris, Gabriel Ruelas, Rafael Ruelas, James Toney, Kubrat Pulev and Tyson Fury.

The company has promoted such superfights as Hagler vs Leonard, Chavez vs De La Hoya, Holyfield vs Foreman, Foreman vs Moorer, Leonard vs Hearns, Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier II and both Ali vs Spinks fights. The company also promoted George Foreman's comeback to regain the world championship, culminating in the knockout of then IBF/WBA champion Michael Moorer on November 5, 1994.


Main Bout

The precursor to Top Rank was Main Bout, a company founded by Muhammad Ali in 1966 to promote his fights. Along with Muhammad Ali, other early equity owners of the company included Jabir Herbert Muhammad, Bob Arum, and John Ali (chief aide to Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad).[1] The company was founded after the Muhammad Ali vs. Floyd Patterson fight, and the company mainly handled Ali's boxing promotions and pay-per-view closed-circuit television broadcasts in the late 1960s. The company's stockholders included several other fellow Nation of Islam members.[2]

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN
GenreBoxing telecasts
Created byBob Arum
Presented byVarious
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationVarious boxing stadiums
Running timeVarious
Production companies
Original networkESPN
Picture format
Original release
  • First run:
    April 10, 1980 (1980-04-10) – 1996 (1996)
  • Second run:
    July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) - present (present)
External links

In the early 1980s, Top Rank Boxing and then-fledgling ESPN formed a partnership to bring a weekly boxing to the cable network which culminated with the first regularly televised boxing series since 1964. The first event was held on April 10, 1980 in Atlantic City, when middleweight Frank Fletcher decisioned Ben Serrano.[3] The original Top Rank Boxing on ESPN was the longest-running cable series and weekly boxing series in history, after celebrating its 16th consecutive year in 1996. ESPN broke away from the contract afterward, replacing it with Friday Night Fights—a new series that would feature fights from other promotions and aired on ESPN2.[4]

In July 2017, Top Rank began to soft launch a new broadcasting agreement with ESPN, beginning with Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn,[5][6] followed by two more cards in August.[7] That month, ESPN officially announced a multi-year agreement, calling for events airing across ESPN linear and digital properties (including its recently-launched subscription service ESPN+), and an option to carry events on pay-per-view.[8][9] On August 2, 2018, ESPN extended the agreement through 2025.[10]

Current boxers

Boxer Nickname Nationality Weight Record Title
Carlos Adames Dominican Republic Dominican Welterweight 14–0 (11 KO)
Joseph Adorno "Blessed Hands" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Lightweight 9–0 (9 KO)
Mike Alvarado "Mile High" United States American Welterweight 39–4 (27 KO)
Jerwin Ancajas "Pretty Boy" Philippines Filipino Super flyweight 30–1–1 (20 KO) IBF Super Flyweight champion
Jared Anderson Big Baby United States American Heavyweight 4–0 (4 KOs)
Arnold Barboza Jr. United States American Light welterweight 20–0 (7 KO)
Raymundo Beltrán "Sugar" Mexico Mexican Lightweight 35–8–1 (21 KO)
José Benavidez "Merciless" United States American Welterweight 27–1 (18 KO)
Alexander Besputin Russia Russian Light middleweight 10–0 (8 KO)
Carlos Castro United States American Super bantamweight 20–0 (9 KO)
Jeyvier Cintrón "Perrito" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Bantamweight 6–0 (4 KO)
Michael Conlan "Mick" Republic of Ireland Irish Super bantamweight 8–0 (5 KO)
Robson Conceição Brazil Brazilian Lightweight 8–0 (5 KO)
Terence Crawford "Bud" United States American Welterweight 33–0 (24 KO) WBO Welterweight champion
Erick De Leon United States American Super featherweight 17–0–1 (10 KO)
Christopher Díaz "Pitufo" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Featherweight 23–1 (15 KO)
Isaac Dogboe "Brave-Son" Ghana Ghanaian Super bantamweight 20–0 (14 KO) WBO Super Bantamweight champion
Esquiva Falcão Brazil Brazilian Super middleweight 20–0 (14 KO)
Paul Fleming "Showtime" Australia Australian Super featherweight 25–0 (17 KO)
Gabriel Flores Jr. United States American Lightweight 13–0 (6 KO)
Tyson Fury "Gypsy King" United Kingdom British Heavyweight 30–0-1 (21 KO) WBC, Ring & Lineal Heavyweight champion
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov Uzbekistan Uzbek Welterweight 4–0 (2 KO)
Jesse Garcia United States American Featherweight 6–0 (4 KO)
Jose Gonzalez "Chocolatito" United States American Featherweight 9–0–2 (2 KO)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk "The Nail" Ukraine Ukrainian Light heavyweight 16–0 (13 KO) WBC & Lineal Light Heavyweight champion
Jeff Horn "The Hornet" Australia Australian Welterweight 18–1–1 (12 KO)
Jesse Hart "Hard Work" United States American Super middleweight 24–1 (20 KO)
David Kaminsky Israel Israeli Light middleweight 2–0 (1 KO)
Bryant Jennings "By-By" United States American Heavyweight 23–2 (13 KO)
Egidijus Kavaliauskas Lithuania Lithuanian Welterweight 20–0 (16 KO)
Vasyl Lomachenko "Hi-Tech" Ukraine Ukrainian Super featherweight 14–2 (10 KO)
José López "Chino" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Light welterweight 11–1 (9 KO)
Teófimo López "El Brooklyn" Honduras Honduran Lightweight 16–0 (12 KO) WBC, WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, and The Ring Lightweight champion
Bryan Lua United States American Lightweight 5–0 (2 KO)
Quilisto Madera "Quilo the Kid" United States American Middleweight 10–1 (7 KO)
Jessie Magdaleno United States American Super bantamweight 25–1 (18 KO)
Miguel Marriaga "The Scorpion" Colombia Colombian Featherweight 26–3 (22 KO)
Mikaela Mayer United States American Light welterweight 14–0 (5 KO)
Trevor McCumby United States American Light heavyweight 23–0 (18 KO)
Ryōta Murata Japan Japanese Middleweight 14–1 (11 KO) WBA (Regular) Middleweight champion
Steve Nelson United States American Light heavyweight 11–0 (9 KO)
Isidro Ochoa United States American Lightweight 5–0 (1 KO)
Víctor Padilla Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Lightweight 4–0 (4 KO)
José Pedraza "Sniper" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Lightweight 25–2 (12 KO)
Konstantin Ponomarev "Talant" Russia Russian Welterweight 34–0 (13 KO)
Kubrat Pulev "The Cobra" Bulgaria Bulgarian Heavyweight 28-1 (14 KO)
Duke Ragan United States American Featherweight 0–0
Jose Ramírez United States American Light welterweight 22–0 (16 KO) WBC Light Welterweight champion
Casey Ramos "The Wizard" United States American Super featherweight 24–1 (6 KO)
Mike Reed "Yes Indeed" United States American Light welterweight 23–2 (12 KO)
Jean Carlos Rivera Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Featherweight 15–0 (10 KO)
Julian Rodriguez "Hammer Hands" United States American Light welterweight 16–0 (10 KO)
Alex Saucedo "El Cholo" United States American Welterweight 28–0 (18 KO)
Jason Sosa "El Canito" United States American Super featherweight 20–3–4 (15 KO)
Genesis Servania "Kashimi" Philippines Filipino Featherweight 31–1 (14 KO)
Shakur Stevenson "Sugar" United States American Bantamweight 7–0 (4 KO)
Nicholas Walters "Axe Man" Jamaica Jamaican Super featherweight 26–1–1 (21 KO)
Óscar Valdez Mexico Mexican Featherweight 24–0 (19 KO) WBO Featherweight champion
Danny Valdivia Mexico Mexican Light middleweight 14–2 (10 KO)
Antonio Vargas "No Respect" United States American Super flyweight 6–0 (3 KO)
Bryan Vázquez "El Tiquito" Costa Rica Costa Rican Super featherweight 36–3 (20 KO)
Andy Vences "The Shark" United States American Lightweight 21–0–1 (12 KO)
Félix Verdejo "El Diamante" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Lightweight 23–1 (15 KO)
Henry Lebrón "Moncho" Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Lightweight 6–0 (4 KO)
Lenny Zappavigna "Lenny Zappa" Australia Australian Light welterweight 37–4 (27 KO)
Xander Zayas Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Welterweight 1–0 (1 KO)
Vijender Singh India Indian Super middleweight 12-0 (8 KO)


Other events

Early in its history, Top Rank promoted the Snake River Canyon jump of daredevil Evel Knievel in September 1974.[11][12] The event, at Twin Falls, Idaho, was shown live on paid closed circuit television in hundreds of theaters, for about ten dollars each.[13][14][15] The steam-powered Skycycle X-2 had a premature deployment of its parachute and Knievel survived.[14]


  1. ^ "Risk vs. Reward". Top Rank Boxing. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Ezra, Michael (2013). The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power. Routledge. p. 105. ISBN 9781136274756.
  3. ^ "40 Years of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN". Big Fight Weekend. April 10, 2020. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "No longer fighting, Top Rank, ESPN talk about fights". ESPN Inc. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Pacquiao-Horn To Air Live on ESPN, 9PM ET/6PM PT". Boxing Scene. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "ESPN to televise Manny Pacquiao's next fight as part of new Top Rank agreement". Bloody Elbow (SB Nation). Vox Media. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford to headline live ESPN cards in August". ESPN Inc. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Rank signs exclusive 4-year deal with ESPN". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  9. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 26, 2017). "ESPN And Top Rank Announce Multi-Year Agreement For New Fight Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Hayes, Dade (2018-08-02). "ESPN Sets Landmark Boxing Deal With Top Rank Through 2025". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  11. ^ "Is he an athlete, daredevil, promoter, hoax, or a nut?". Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. June 25, 1974. p. B2.
  12. ^ "Congressman says Evel bad influence on kids". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. September 4, 1974. p. 2.
  13. ^ "Evel Knievel canyon leap today". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. September 8, 1974. p. 16.
  14. ^ a b Sellard, Dan (September 9, 1974). "Evel Knievel's leap at canyon ends in draw". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  15. ^ "Snake River Canyon Jump". Chicago Tribune. (advertisement). September 6, 1974. p. 2, section 3.

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