Top Rank Boxing Promotions
Top Rank Boxing Promotions is a Paradise, Nevada based boxing promotion company founded by Bob Arum and Jabir Herbert Muhammad, which was incorporated in 1973. Since its founding, the company has promoted several world class fighters, such as Muhammad Ali, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Marvin Hagler, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Erik Morales, Thomas Hearns, Paulie Ayala, Iran Barkley, Michael Carbajal, Eric (Butterbean) Esch, Larry Holmes, James Tillis, Ray Mancini, Carlos Monzon, Terry Norris, Gabriel Ruelas, Rafael Ruelas, James Toney, Tommy Morrison, Hasim Rahman, Kelly Pavlik, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Juan Manuel Marquez, Rafael Marquez, Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce, Fernando Montiel, Ivan Calderon, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Yuriorkis Gamboa, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Juan Manuel Lopez and many others. The company has promoted such superfights as Hagler vs. Leonard, Chavez vs. De La Hoya I, Chavez vs. De La Hoya II, Holyfield vs. Foreman, Foreman vs. Moorer, Leonard vs. Hearns II, Hagler vs. Hearns, Ali vs. Frazier II, Ali vs. Spinks I and Ali vs. Spinks II fights. The Top Rank 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. Recently the company has focused primarily on Hispanic fighters.