Who is Kate Abdo’s boyfriend Barak Bess, are they married?

Shamanth Jayaram October 7, 2021
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Boxing presenter Kate Abdo has been a popular figure around the sport for a while, but Bob Arum’s comments about her following the final press conference of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder made her the talk of the town – but is she married?

The British sports broadcaster hosted the press conference ahead of Fury Wilder III this weekend and tried to get the two boxers to face-off on stage. That infuriated Arum, who had a go at her in an interview moments later.

Kate has become extremely popular since and people want to know everything about her. Here’s a look at her personal life.

Kate Abdo is in a relationship with Barak Bess

According to Married Biography, Kate is dating TV and radio personality Barak Bess.

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Barak, like Kate, is a boxing presenter. He works for DAZN and is host of the DAZN Boxing Show. Nicknamed the Boxing Bully, Bess also hosts the Fight Nation talk show on Sirus XM.

Kate and Barak have reportedly been together for a while now and she’s very open online about their relationship.

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Are Kate and Barak married?

No, the pair aren’t married, but Kate was previously married to German businessman Ramtin Abdo.

Ramtin is a real estate mogul best known for co-founding Ina Ventures and SMAP. He married Kate in 2010 and they were together for a while before divorcing in 2017.

The exact cause of their split is unclear but Married Biography claims “irrecoverable differences”.

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What did Bob Arum say?

Arum, one of boxing’s greatest promoters, was livid at the fact Kate tried to get Fury and Wilder to face off. In an interview after the press conference, he had a real go at her.

He said, as per The Independent: “They bring this woman in from the UK and she’s slanting all the press conference to Wilder. Like, I don’t give a damn but it’s obvious that’s what she was doing.

“And then she knew the understanding was no face-off. (Wilder’s promoter) Tom Brown argued with Fox for no face-off, we said no face-off, and what does she say? ‘Now we’re gonna do a face-off!’ There was no face-off and we saved the fight.”

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Shamanth works as a senior editor at GRV Media. Based in Bangalore, India, he's a massive Arsenal fan who also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.