Philippines has its next rising star, and it is none other than "Hot & Spicy" Michael Dasmarinas! Despite being only 24 years of age, the Filipina has risen to the top, earning the WBC Youth Super Flyweight Champion!
The Libon, Philippines native is currently ranked as the third top boxer in the Philippines and 29th in the world! After signing with Ringstar Management, Dasmarinas has the world title shot that he has been eagerly awaiting, at the Roar of Singapore 4 - the night of champions #RoarofSg4. He is definitely one to watch out for!
“The Chosen Wan” - Talk about a ring-monicker that puts high expectations on you. But Singapore's own undefeated hope Muhamad Ridhwan doesn’t mind, he thrives on the challenge and even puts bigger expectations on himself.
He wants to eventually fight in massive arenas in Las Vegas and New York, places where all his heroes and the greats of the sport have fought legendary battles over the years.
As an amateur, Ridhwan, whose full name is Muhamad Ridhwan Bin Ahmad, came close to the top, three times winning bronze in the SEA Games. But close will not be satisfactory for him when he fights professionally, after his debut in February 2016. Since then, he has brushed aside every opponent, stopping seven inside the distance, and won the WBA Asia Super Featherweight title with a stunning second round knockout of former Indonesian champion Waldo Sabu on April 8, 2017.
Asia has been conquered, so now he has his sights set on the World! After a successful knockout of his Tanzanian opponent Fadhili Majiha in the Roar Of Singapore 2 on May 27, 2017, Ridhwan became Singapore's first world boxing champion. He followed this on by winning the IBO International Super Featherweight title, by defeating the undefeated Namibian fighter, Nathaniel Sebastian. He now takes his next step forward to a world title, as he faces knockout artist - Jeson Umbal - for the vacant IBO Intercontinental Featherweight title at the Roar of Singapore 4 - Night of Champions. #RoarofSg4
His birth-name is Muhammad Meeraj Bin Omar, but in fighting-circles he is known as “Miracle” Mirage Khan. A professional boxer since 2010, Khan has an extensive background in MMA and is active in both combat genres.
A hard puncher with a lengthy reach, Khan is rapidly developing into a genuine contender in the Light Heavyweight division. In his third professional fight, he beat former world title-challenger Komgrit Nanakorn from Thailand, a fighter with far more experience.
In November of 2016, Khan won his first professional title when he captured the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) Asia-Pacific crown at the Foochow Building in Singapore, with an explosive first-round knockout of normally tough Indonesian Elly Pangaribuan.
On Ringstar Management´s The Roar Of Singapore I card, held on February 17, 2017, he further build on his resume when he dispatched of Australian Jake “The Snake” Gathercole in four rounds to lift the UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight title.
Khan has a clear goal of becoming world champion in the not-to-distant future, and he is focused on gaining experience and improving his skills as he works his way up the latter in one of boxing’s toughest and history-filled divisions.
He hopes that his success in the ring will help make professional boxing more popular in Malaysia, and develop the sport in his native country. He also hopes to be part of a world championship fight in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur in the future.
However, Singapore is like a second home to Khan, and when he fights he is proudly representing both Malaysia and Singapore. The title-collection is growing, but “Miracle” Mirage has a huge appetite for glory, and no plans of slowing down.
Chase "Hellboy" Haley is definitely one to watch out for! The fighter, currently based in Melbourne Australia, had a stellar career in kickboxing, before shifting his focus to boxing. With 5 victories, 2 by way of knockout and only 2 losses, this New Zealand native will definitely be reaching the top with his determination and hard work!
He goes head to head, for the third and FINAL time, against Mirage Khan from Malaysia at the Roar of Singapore 4 - the Night of Champions for the vacant WBC (Asia) Continental Light Heavyweight title on April 20th 2018.
You don’t get a nickname such as “The Mean Machine” for nothing. Welterweight prospect Keng Fai Hui, from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is relentless, and some would even say outright cruel when he gets his opponent in trouble.
Much of his fighting experience has been gained in MMA (12-3 record), where he was one of the best in Asia at Featherweight and Lightweight, but insiders in boxing are confident that he can go even further within “The Sweet Science”.
Hui officially made the switch to professional boxing on February 17th 2017 in Singapore, when he won his debut fight by first round knockout over Suthat Somsap from Thailand, also a debutant, at the Foochow Building.
If that performance, and the reaction of the crowd, is anything to go by, we may have a new fan-favorite on our hands. Ambitions are high, and Ringstar Management has great confidence in the talent of one of the most promising boxers to come out of Malaysia in a long time.
As nice outside the ring as he is mean inside it, Keng Fai Hui is someone to look out for in the future!
It has been clear from early on that the “The Waikato Warrior” Cairo George, has what it takes to go far in boxing.
At his fifth professional bout, he won the New Zealand National Welterweight title, scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Joshua Maheno. At his seventh bout, he became a two-division national champion after securing the Super Welterweight crown.
Deciding to shift his focus to the Welterweight division, George defended his New Zealand title and added the IBO Asia-Pacific title to his name after a fight on March 2015. He successfully beat undefeated Nort Beauchamp by technical decision.
A year later, George also secured his IBO title, knocking out Australian Daniel Ford in round eight. He now has his eyes set on the world boxing scene.
Cairo George has talent in abundance, a wonderful work ethic in the gym and ring, and enjoys putting up a good show for his fans. In a stacked Welterweight division with stiff competition, it is no surprise that he will be standing with the big boys in years to come.
Coming from Australia, Russell Harrison started practicing martial arts at the young age of 8 years old, and has been practicing in one form or another ever since. He transitioned to amateur boxing in his late teens, but his pursuit of Australian football and cricket caused boxing to take the back seat.
Later in life, Harrison returned to boxing, and had his first professional fight in Thailand in 2012 and 2013. Always a fan of the sport, Harrison opened Spartans Boxing Club in Singapore. Harrison's transition to boxing is ultimately to inspire members of his club to be their best and to step out of their comfort zone. He aims to be a role model for his kids and family, and hopes that they can see him box on a large professional stage.
Up and coming Singaporean boxer Spencer Zhang is definitely one to watch out for! The boxer turned professional in 2014, and has one successful win. As a Singaporean and gym owner, Spencer is invested building the boxing community in Singapore, and hopes that the skepticism many of his countrymen hold over combat sports can be erased with the rising positive media coverage on local boxers.
Hoping to continue his winning streak, the boxer will be on the undercard at the Roar Of Singapore 4 this April. He is working hard with his trainer Mario to prepare for bigger fights in the future.
Don't be fooled by Ash Martin's good looks, the Singaporean, whose nickname is "Pretty Boy", packs a punch, describing his boxing style as Mexican.
Ash joins the portfolio of Singaporean boxers turning professional, and hopes that this wave of local emerging boxers can rebuild the boxing scene in Singapore.
Another prospect in the Singapore boxing scene is boxer Darryl Edmund Kho. The fighter, nicknamed the "Oathbreaker", has multiple amateur bouts wins all over the region, and debuted professionally in 2017.
At his professional debut, Darryl won by referee stoppage in the last second of the last round, talk about a show stopper!
Beginning his training in mixed martial arts, Darryl transitioned to boxing, where he feels more comfortable. Striving and training hard, Darryl hopes to work towards a title shot in the future, and is definitely one to watch out for in the pack of Singapore lions!