On March 23, 2019, Ringstar Asia held its most recent boxing event titled “Rising Stars” at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. On April 12, 2019, Scott Patrick Farrell, 47, resigned as the Ringstar Asia CEO.
“I can’t say anymore sorry,” Farrell said in a statement exclusively obtained by Conan Daily. “I can say that I sacrificed everything focusing on the bigger picture. I built champions and produced some of the best show production on the planet.”
“I have made this ultimate sacrifice to then be free to continue towards my goals and the vision I have for boxing in Asia,” Farrell continued. “Manila press and all you guys have been great and you will be the first to hear my new plans once we are ready to launch middle of this year.”
“Rising Stars” is Ringstar Asia’s first co-promoted boxing event with MP Promotions of Manny Pacquiao. It featured 11 boxing bouts and was attended by both Farrell and Pacquiao.
“This isn’t the end,” Farrell said. “It’s just the first chapter is now over and I have plenty more blank pages to fill with exciting new shows and fights. Get ready for the story as it’s written.”
Formerly named Ringstar Boxing, Ringstar Asia was created by Ringstar Management Pte. Ltd., which was founded by Farrell in 2016. The sports media and entertainment company is based in Singapore while the founder hails from England.
Farrell decided to vacate the position as the CEO of Ringstar Asia to commence work on a new global project that he said would take his career in the direction he wanted to proceed from here onwards. Still, he would be happy to offer partnership and co-promotion opportunities to the Singapore-based promotion in the future even as separate entities.
Moreover, Farrell announced that he would be conducting his farewell fight with Ringstar Asia with reigning International Boxing Organization World Super Bantamweight Champion Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda of Ambunda, 38. On May 11, 2019, the Namibian boxer will defend his belt against Stephen Fulton, 24, of the United States at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Meanwhile, here is Farrell at the “Rising Stars” press con in the Philippines: