Top Rank legendary promoter Bob Arum is open for the possibility to conduct boxing events in WWE Performance Center located in Orlando, Florida.
On an interview with ESPN, Arum expressed his intention to negotiate with Vince McMahon, the chairman and CEO of WWE, if the crisis continues.
“It’s very, very interesting, and we’re going to be in touch with them. There’s a possibility to use their facility to maybe do events without a crowd. We’re very close with Vince and the WWE. So let’s see, but we’re still not talking before June,” he said.
The pandemic shut down all sporting events, including basketball, football and boxing. The losses for the industry is hurting the sports, hence, they are trying to find alternatives to patch.
However, Arum’s insisted that his priority is still the safety of his people.
“But it all depends, the whole reopening of the country, the different states, it all comes down to the same thing — testing, adequate testing. You cannot open it and have athletes compete against each other with referees, the judges, with camera people, unless you can ensure that it’s safe, and the only way you can ensure that it’s safe is with testing. It comes down to testing.”