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Ringstar CEO Scott Farrell: Michael Dasmarinas will set bantamweight division on fire

Michael Dasmarinas

Michael Dasmarinas

Currently the fastest growing sports property in Asia, Ringstar Boxing has consistently looked after the careers of the boxers that it manages as they have now grown as champions and elite athletes. One of them is reigning International Boxing Organization World Bantamweight Champion Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas, 26, of the Philippines.

“Dasmarinas just keeps getting better and possesses that one punch knockout power all his future opponents now fear,” Ringstar founder CEO Scott Farrell said. “The name Gloves on Fire has more than one meaning and he will surely set the Bantamweight division on fire with his power and determination.”

On September 29, 2018, Ringstar Boxing will have its fifth installment of the “Roar of Singapore” series called “The Kings of Lion City.” It will be the first time the boxing series will be held at world-class venue Marina Bay Sands, which is also co-promoting the event.

At “Roar of Singapore V: The Kings of Lion City,” Dasmarinas will defend his IBO Bantamweight Champion belt from Manyo “Black Flash” Plange, 30, of Ghana. The latter is an undefeated boxer with 17 wins and 0 loss.

Aside from Dasmarinas, two other champions are on the “Roar of Singapore V: The Kings of Lion City” card. Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda, 38, of Namibia and reigning IBO Intercontinental Featherweight champion Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan, 30, will compete for IBO World Super Bantamweight title while Abdelelah Karroum, 25, of France will challenge reigning IBO Oceania Welterweight champion Keng “The Mean Machine” Fai, 23, of Malaysia.

“My vision is to have a world boxing champion in each and every Asian country,” the Ringstar CEO said. “We now have Dasmarinas from the Philippines and on the 29th of this month, the spotlight will be on Ridhwan, who will have his world title shot and whose mettle will be tested.  By early next year, we set our sights on Malaysia and the other Asian countries.”

Dasmarinas holds a professional boxing record of 28 wins and 2 losses. He is currently ranked number 1 by IBO, number 5 by the World Boxing Council and number 6 by the International Boxing Federation.

Signed by Ringstar in September 2017, Dasmarinas has already proven himself to be a worthy world champion. In his most recent bout, which was in April 2018, he knocked out Karim Guerfi, 31, of France 40 seconds into the fourth round of what was supposed to be a 12-round bout.

“The boy whose boxing gloves were burned by a relative so that he would be dissuaded from the sport has persisted,” Farrell said of Dasmarinas. The Ringstar CEO added that the Filipino boxing champion “has proven himself time and again that he deserves to be in the world of boxing, in the Asian region and beyond.”

Meanwhile, watch the bout between Dasmarinas and Guerfi here:

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