Ringstar Boxing, Asia’s fastest growing sports media property, is celebrating the recent victory of Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 39. Headed by its founder and CEO Scott Farrell, the international world championship boxing promotions company has just announced its intention to co-produce the Filipino boxing legend’s next bout in Manila, Philippines in early 2019.
This can be an event that can see Pacquiao defend his recently won world welterweight belt. On July 15, 2018, he became the new World Boxing Association Regular Welterweight Champion by knocking out Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse, 35, of Argentina at 2:43 of Round 7 in the main event of the MP Productions event “Fight of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“I would like to bring the ‘Thrilla’ back to Manila like it was back in 1975 with Muhammad Ali,” Farrell shared. “I want to give the people of the Philippines the chance to watch their own hero and boxing legend Senator Manny Pacquiao defend his belt or fight for another world title on his home ground.”
On October 1, 1975, the late Muhammad Ali became the WBA/World Boxing Council/The Ring/Lineal Heavyweight Champion by knocking out the late Joe Frazier at “Thrilla in Manila” at the Philippine Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The venue is now known as the Araneta Coliseum.
“Let’s make this even bigger and more productive and donate all ticket sales to the Manny and Jinkee Foundation and really make everything about his fight a positive step forward not only for the sport but also for the people of the Philippines,” Farrell stated. “I have worked tirelessly to put Asian boxing on the world map.”
“This would be another gigantic step in my mission,” the Ringstar Boxing CEO added. “Come on, MP promotions. Let’s sit down and discuss something truly incredible and very achievable.”
Meanwhile, watch the “Fight of Champions” press conference at the City of Dreams Manila in Paranaque City, Metro Manila here: