Ringstar Boxing founder and CEO Scott Patrick Farrell was named the Orient Promoter of the Year on November 17, 2018. When he received the award, he felt a sense of satisfaction that comes from not only the fruits of hard work but the recognition of his vision for Asian boxing that few if anyone has ever been able to fulfill.
“It’s good to be recognized,” Farrell said after receiving the plaque from WBC Asia President Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhum at the third World Boxing Council Women’s Convention and Asian Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. “People are starting to see that it’s not about who has the loudest voice as a promoter. It’s also recognizing the investment that a promoter is making in building the sport from the ground up.”
“I’m about true matchmaking and giving the fans exciting fights combined with true back stories of humanity and sacrifice,” Farrell added. “Ringstar is the first legit boxing promotion and sports property truly invested in producing Asian boxers to become global stars of the sport. This is who I am.”
Farrell is clearly on a passion-filled mission to make Asia a true hub of the sport rather than just a place that feeds boxing promotions in other parts of the world. He said, “Boxing to me is about putting on great fights and there’s a lot of really, really good talent in Asia.”
“I think we need to build a platform to showcase these guys,” the Ringstar CEO noted. “That’s better than sending them to the U.S. or Europe as opponents.”
A long-time resident of the Asian region and particularly Singapore, Farrell founded Ringstar in 2017. He has since produced five major fight cards and has showcased some of the top rising talent from throughout the Asia-Pacific region and has managed to secure broadcast rights to sports channels worldwide that have clearly been won over by his desire to put on competitive fights that boxing fans have long wanted to see.
Among the boxers currently fighting under the Ringstar banner include International Boxing Organization World Bantamweight Champion Michael Dasmarinas of the Philippines, IBO Intercontinental Featherweight champion Muhamad Ridhwan of Singapore, WBC Asia Continental Light Heavyweight Champion Mirage Khan, welterweight Chinese slugger Keng Fai, New Zealand-based Thai super featherweight Nort Beauchamp and New Zealand boxing champion Cairo George. Farrell also recently signed three-time IBO world champion and former World Boxing Organization World Bantamweight Champion Paulus Abunda of Namibia.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Farrell and Ridhwan:
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