‘Welterweight Supremacy’ fight card: Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugás vs Omar Figueroa Jr

Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman

  • Title: “Welterweight Supremacy”
  • Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date: July 20, 2019
  • Commission: Nevada Athletic Commission
  • Promoter: Tom Brown (TGB Promotions), Manny Pacquiao (MP Promotions)
  • Matchmaker: Tom Brown
  • Television: USA FOX PPV, Panama Telemetro Channel 13

UNDERCARD

  1. Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (Russia) vs Jayar Inson (Philippines)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:
  1. John Leon “The Lion” Dato (Philippines) vs Juan Antonio Lopez (United States)
  • DIVISION: Featherweight
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:
  1. Genisis “Cobra” Libranza (Philippines) vs Carlos Maldonado (United States)
  • DIVISION: Flyweight
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:
  1. Abel Ramos (United States) vs Jimmy “Quiet Storm” Williams (United States)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:
  1. Efe Ajagba (Nigeria) vs Ali Eren Demirezen (Germany and Turkey)
  • DIVISION: Heavyweight
  • ROUNDS: 10
  • REFEREE: Robert Byrd
  • JUDGES:

MAIN CARD

  1. Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (United States) vs Mike “White Bear” Lee (United States)
  • DIVISION: International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight Title
  • ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE: Robert Byrd
  • JUDGES:
  1. Luis “Pantera” Hernandez (Mexico) vs Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (Dominican Republic)
  • DIVISION: World Boxing Council Silver Bantamweight Championship
  • TIME AND ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:
  1. Yordenis “#54 Milagros” Ugas (Cuba) vs Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (United States)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES:

Main Event

  1. Keith “One Time” Thurman (United States) vs Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao(Philippines)
  • DIVISION: World Boxing Association Super World Welterweight Championship
  • ROUND:S 12
  • REFEREE: Kenny Bayless
  • JUDGES: Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman, Leslie Cheatham

Singapore Fighting Championship back to make history, releases ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’ fight card

'SFC 7: Eight Limbs' poster

SINGAPORE, 11 June 2019 – The Singapore Fighting Championship (SFC) team is back with round seven of its smashing multi-discipline event. SFC 7 “Eight Limbs” is set to make history with not one, but two unprecedented National Muay Thai Title bouts.

For the main events, four of Singapore’s most accomplished muay thai fighters will do battle to be our first ever World Boxing Council (WBC) National Muay Thai Champions.

Independent welterweight contender Brandon Ng is just 25 years of age, and already has amassed over 50 bouts under his belt, mostly plied in some of the biggest stadiums in Thailand such as Rajadamnern and the World famous Lumpinee stadium. Featherweight contender Wynn Neo, a Temasek Poly Aerospace Engineering student who fights out of the Muse Fitness gym here in Singapore, has built a solid reputation in his young career.

Their opponents, welterweight Andre Seah and featherweight Vincent Chew represent the popular Vanda Fit gym (formerly Vanda Boxing). 27-year-old Andre Seah turned pro after compiling a respectable 16-1 amateur record and hardly backs down from fight opportunities. 24-year-old Vincent Chew is so far undefeated in his pro career and he intends to keep it that way come 29 June. Vincent has also represented Singapore at the World Muay Thai Organisation (WMO) championships in Thailand last year.

They will be joined by back-to-back WBC Asia Female Fighter of the Year and reigning WBC ASIA Super Bantamweight champion Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie. The number one ranked female boxer in Asia and ranked number five in the world by WBC, is the most accomplished professional boxer in Singapore and has the opportunity to become Singapore’s first legitimate professional boxing champion.

Finishing up the pro cards is none other than one of Singapore’s best, ‘Mr Fantastique’ Muhammad Ashiq. Nine months ago, Ashiq became the first Singaporean to win the WBC International Silver Championship with a stunning signature body shot knockout following an early knockdown by his more experienced Indonesian opponent at the Lion City Fury boxing event. This time around, Ashiq will be duking it out against 40-fight veteran and former WBC Asia Champion, Yotchanchai Yakaeo.

Also on the card is undefeated Filipino boxer Rey Caitom Jr, who was Muhammad Ridhwan’s former coach not too long ago.

Hosted by funny man Kavin Jay, SFC 7 will feature amateurs and professionals in MMA, muay thai and boxing from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. It will be held on 29 June 2019 at Juggernaut Fight Club.

Tickets are $40 at Evolve, Hilltop Academy, Impact MMA, Muse Fitness Club, Vanda and Juggernaut Fight Club from now till fight night, and $45 at the door.

Boxing’s super flyweight kingship from Nicaragua’s Roman Gonzalez to Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Iran Diaz
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Iran Diaz

Boxing’s super flyweight division was so exciting at one time that an entire bout card series was created to showcase its previous king Román “Chocolatito” González, 31, of Nicaragua. In 2017, he was the World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion.

Gonzalez was considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world at the time. All that changed, when a former garbage collector named Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand came in.

Srisaket defeated Gonzalez twice in the United States. The Thai boxer defeated the Nicaraguan boxer via majority decision on March 18, 2017 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and via knockout on September 9, 2017 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Now with a new king, the super flyweight division of boxing remains as exciting as ever. A highly-competitive bracket, it has given us some of the best bouts of this year.

After beating Gonzalez twice, Srisaket went on to defeat two more opponents. The Thai boxing champ defeated Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, 28, of Mexico via majority decision on February 24, 2018 at the Forum in Inglewood, California and Young Gil Bae, 39, of South Korea via technical knockout on July 21, 2018 at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand.

The top roster of talent is not afraid to do battle with each other, which has only strengthened boxing’s super flyweight division. There are a lot of young guys coming up who are hungry to make a name for themselves.

Tipping the scales at 115 lbs (52kg), these boxers are fast, high-volume punchers known for their exceptional cardio. ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong immediately saw the untapped potential in this division and gave an opportunity of a lifetime to Srisaket.

Riding a 19-bout winning streak, Srisaket will defend his WBC Super Flyweight World Title in his homeland in ONE Championship’s inaugural boxing match-up. It will be his first title defense in Thailand and third overall.

On October 6, 2018, Srisaket and his challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Mexico will headline “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Aside from their boxing match, the card also features six mixed martial arts matches and seven ONE Super Series striking contests.

“I am excited to showcase my skills at home in Bangkok,” Srisaket said. “As a world champion boxer, this is a rare opportunity for me to be able to compete in front of my people.”

Get to know more about Srisaket here:

WBC official lauds ONE Championship’s works in Asia

Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Chatri Sityodyong
Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Chatri Sityodyong

World Boxing Council vice president Police Gen. Kovid Pakdeepoom recently expressed his appreciation to ONE Championship for its contribution to the growth of martial arts in Asia. On July 9, 2018, he was one of the promotion’s special guests at the press conference for “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

“ONE Championship has made groundbreaking initiatives in the development of mixed martial arts and other forms of martial arts in Asia and around the globe,” Pakdeepoom stated.

“Certainly, there’s so much that everyone should be excited about this event in Bangkok.”

“ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018. With Thai boxing superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, in the main event, it marks the first time ONE Championship is holding a boxing match.

“We are thrilled to work with ONE Championship for the upcoming event in October,” the WBC vice president said. “Our association with a world-class organization like ONE Championship satisfies our goal in nurturing the legacy of boxing across the globe.”

Srisaket is the reigning WBC Super Flyweight Champion and The Ring Super Flyweight World Champion. His opponent at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” is yet to be announced.

During the press conference, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the organization’s partnership with Nakornloung Promotion to co-promote Srisaket’s “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” bout. Both the boxer and his promoter, Nakornloung Promotion promoter Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, attended the press conference along with Petchyindee Academy managing director and Rajadamnern Stadium promoter Nuttadaj Vachirarattanawong.

Along with Srisaket, the other Thai fighters who will compete at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” were present during press conference, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 29, and Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige, 29, will compete in MMA bouts while Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, 33, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, 32, and Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai, 24, will compete in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

ONE Championship crowned Kai “Killer Bee” Ting Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei as the inaugural  ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018. Here is a recap of the event:

Ticket information for ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.

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