(1931 - )
Robert "Bob" Arum is a Harvard-educated lawyer who worked for the White House during the Kennedy presidency. Arum used his education and business savvy to become a boxing promoter. During the 1980s he became a driving force behind the sport, rivaling Don King. Arum put together superfights like Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Durán and Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns. Arum kept producing big-scale undercards and superfights, including the Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard bout, the Leonard-Hearns rematch, Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman and many others. Arum is a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.