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Arum shares his thoughts on the passings of his sister and son
Bob Arum: 'Death, no matter what, is obviously not a good thing to go through... We obviously bonded as a family.'
A resident of Portland, Conn., the 76-year-old Rosenbaum passed away on Friday morning following a battle with cancer.
Along with family members, Arum was in Middletown, Conn., on Sunday attending the Sunday funeral services of Rosenbaum, who is survived by husband Howard, daughter Julia, sons Michael and Daniel, grandchildren Alec and Cecily, and her sister Gloria Dror.
Rosenbaum's passing occurred the day after Arum had concluded a week-long, four-city, three-country tour that promoted Manny Pacquiao's third bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in defense of Pacquiao's welterweight belt on Nov. 12.
The tour covered Pacquaio's Manila, Philippines as well as New York, Los Angeles and Marquez's native Mexico City, respectively.
It was nearly a year ago to the day that the 79-year-old Arum experienced the mountain hiking-related death of his 49-year-old son, John Arum, an attorney.
A veteran of nearly 50 years in the business, Arum shared with RingTV.com how his family honored his sister, and the therapeutic value of continuing to work through her death alongside family members such as his stepson and step daughter, Todd duBoef and Dena duBoef -- president and director of sales at Top Rank, respectively.
So, this was not particularly unexpected. John's death was terribly unexpected. Death, no matter what, is obviously not a good thing to go through.
We obviously bonded as a family and with my brother-in-law and his kids. My kids came up and there were visits from my grandchildren.
RingTV.com: How have you worked through these things personally and as a family?
If you're still in business at my age, and you play a big role in your business, then it takes your mind off of the tragedy and it distracts you from brooding too much.
RingTV.com: Looking back on the tour, what are your thoughts on the Pacquiao-Marquez promotion thus far?
They're all really good fights, and we're finalizing the Pacquiao-Marquez under card also. But I will say that both cards are going to be terrific.
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