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!
Currently ranked as the 3rd top boxer in Philippines and 29th in the world, the Libon, Philippines native hopes to have a world title shot in the near future! After recently signing with Ringstar Management, Dasmarinas is certain that he will soon reach the peak of his boxing career, and is definitely one to watch out for! Catch him on the undercard of the #RoarOfSG3, happening in October!
“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 six of 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 very world boxing champion. With his recent signing with Ringstar Management, Ridhwan has set his sights onto larger boxing arenas.
Renold Quinlan is Ringstar's latest addition, adding to the growing number of world title contenders currently signed to Ringstar. After turning professional in 2008, Quinlan had a break for nearly 2 years, before returning to the ring in the early 2010s.
The Australian is a hot favourite, with his biggest win being a knockout of former IBF & WBA Middleweight Champion Danial Geale with a sensational 2nd round knockout at Geale's home soil of Tasmania!
With his signing to Ringstar, Quinlan will definitely be looking at a world title shot in the near future!
Australian veteran Tommy Browne has tried it all in a boxing ring! But that doesn’t mean he is satisfied, or has lost his ambitions. He still has goals in abundance, and plenty of drive to reach them.
Things didn’t start too well for him when he lost his professional debut in 2002 to fellow first-timer Russell Seddon, but he has since more than made up for it, emerged victorious from eleven championship fights, and settled nicely at world level.
In more than fifteen years as a prize-fighter, he has also lost a few big fights, granted, but only against top-class opposition and always in valiant fashion. If you beat Tommy “The Titan” Browne, you must be very, very good!
From Featherweight to Middleweight, Browne is a former State, Australian national, Oceania, Pan-Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Inter-Continental and Youth World Champion, so he really only needs a “senior” world championship to complete his impressive belt-collection.
In 2005, he had two shots at world titles, losing on points to WBC World Featherweight Champion In-jin Chi (29-2-1), in South Korea, and getting stopped late by Indonesian legend Chris John (35-0-1) for the WBA crown.
Originally retiring in 2008, at only twenty-five, he made a comeback in 2013 and has not lost since returning to the ring, going 7-0-1. He is now on a mission to get a third crack at world honours, this time at Super Welterweight, and he plans to make the most of it when it comes.
A professional since 1994, Sirimongkhon Iamthuam, also known as Sirimongkol Singwancha, has had a fantastic career so far.
And it is by no means at the end, as Ringstar Management still sees great potential in the former two-time WBC World Champion.
In 1996, Iamthuam became WBC World Bantamweight Champion, and made three successful defenses of that prestigious title before losing it in 1997.
In 2002, he became a two-time world champion, after capturing the World Boxing Council title three weight classes above, at Super Featherweight. This is a title he defended once before losing it in America to Jesus Chavez to points in 2003.
Since then, he has amazingly won a slew of regional titles at Lightweight, Super Lightweight, Welterweight and Super Welterweight, and is currently on his mission to eventually winning a third world championship.
Following the loss to Chavez in 2003, he has only come up short once, dropping a decision in a Middleweight title fight, but has won forty-seven bouts in that period.
He is now back focusing on the Super Welterweight division.
Very few fighters can move up through the weight classes and still be effective, but Iamthuam is one who has proved that he can. And not just one or two divisions but in his case, seven!
And carrying stunning knockout power in both hands, it is bound to be exciting to follow the next chapter of this extraordinary career.
Taylor “Double Impact” Lapilus is a big name in MMA. He was a major prospect in the UFC, and now Lapilus is doing what Conor McGregor has talked about for so long; he is switching the Octagon with the Boxing Ring!
Lapilus was born and raised in Villepinte, France. In his youth, he played soccer on various levels, but began training in Martial Arts in 2010 as he followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Damien, who is also a professional mixed martial artist.
Two years later, Taylor made his pro-MMA debut, and in 2014 he signed with the UFC where he took his overall MMA record to 11-2.
Now he has signed with Ringstar Management to pursue a career in professional boxing, and it will be very interesting to find out if he can be as successful in boxing as he was in MMA.
One thing is for sure, he will be bringing his exciting style to boxing, and that is always a very good starting point!
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.
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!
Chad Bennett, from Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia, has not lost a fight since 2009. And in that period he has won nine championship fights, against very stellar opponents.
He is now on a mission to win a world championship title!
A professional since 1999, the man nicknamed “Hollywood” has had at least one fight in every calendar year since, and seemingly gotten better with age.
His last ten opponents have a combined record of 268-61-10, and among those he stopped foes such as James Armah (17-1), Ebenezer Lamptey (22-1), Tony Fernandez (35-0), Anooksak Khowiloet (18-1-2) and Pablo Martin Barboza (23-4).
Mr. Bennett can punch! His last eleven victories have come by knockout, and twenty-seven of his thirty-six over-all victims has not managed to last the full distance.
Often they have been flattened in brutal fashion, so perhaps the “Hollywood” monicker comes from the fact that this guy always entertains!
Unlike most boxers, Bennett has managed to stay around the same weight his entire career. He started out at Super Welterweight, and then naturally settled in at Welterweight. Later on, he went down to Super Lightweight, which is a testament to his dedication.
“Hollywood” is coming to Singapore, but there will be no play-acting. It is going to be all ACTION!
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 4 victories, 1 by way of knockout and only 1 loss, this New Zealand native will definitely be reaching the top with his determination and hard work!
The current UBO Intercontinental & Asia-Pacific and IBO Oceania Light Heavyweight champion stole the title from defending champion Mirage Khan from Malaysia after 10 rounds of intensive punches at the Roar Of Singapore II on 27th May 2017! The match-up saw the two enduring serious punches and blows before taking the decision to the scorecards. With a rematch happening at the next edition of the Roar Of Singapore III happening on the 20th October 2017, don't miss out on the action!
Coming from Australia, Russell Harrison started practising 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 in the near future! The boxer turned professional in 2014, and has one successful win. As a Singaporean and gym owner, Spencer is invested in the boxing community in Singapore, and hopes that the skepticism many Singaporeans have 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 3 this October. 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, and his debut will definitely be nothing short of exciting! The boxer, who describes his boxing style as Mexican, will be making his anticipated boxing debut at The Roar Of Singapore III this October!
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. If you want to catch this fiesty Singaporean in action, don't forget to get your tickets via SISTIC now!
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!
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.