As a promoter, Manny Pacquiao is stepping up his game as he partners with Ringstar Asia, which was founded by Scott Patrick Farrell. The first co-promoted fight of eight-division world boxing champion’s MP Promotions with the Singapore-based boxing promotion will be held on March 23, 2019 at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
“I love your vision with Ringstar Asia,” Pacquiao told Farrell, who is also the Ringstar Asia CEO . “We are looking forward to working with you to build the next world champions in boxing.”
International Boxing Organization Bantamweight Champion Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas and Kenny Demecillo will headline the fight card of the first collaboration of Ringstar Asia and MP Promotions. The match an International Boxing Federation world title eliminator.
Dasmarinas’s fight was initially set in Singapore. It was reset and launched as the headliner in the initial salvo of Pacquiao and Farrell.
“I saw this as a great opportunity to launch the partnership between Ringstar and Manny Pacquiao Promotions,” Farrell stated. “Who wouldn’t take the chance to launch a partnership with the one and only eight-division world champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao?”
“I would have moved my event to an even earlier date or to Mars if I had to,” the Ringstar Asia founder and CEO added. “The man is a fighting legend and highly respected all over the world and across all sports.”
The fight also features a match between top Singaporean boxer Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan, who currently holds a professional boxing record of 11 wins and 1 loss, and Cris Leon. Here are the other matches on the fight card:
- Junior flyweight: Ronnie Balnonado vs Elias Joaquino
- Junior welterweight: Lei Wang vs Adam Diu Abdulhamid
- Junior bantamweight: Aries Buenavidez vs Lony Cadayday
- Flyweight: Juston Darap vs Enrique Magsalin
- Minimumweight: Jayson Brillo vs Joel Cago
- Flyweight: Raymark Jay Ibones vs Henry Lumanan
- Junior bantamweight: Luis Borje vs Bernie Aday
Meanwhile, here is Ridhwan in a workout in the Philippines in 2018:
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