Ringstar Management has announced what will be the biggest boxing event in Singapore history, as a massive Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Championship triple-header will take place on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Foo Chow Building.
Billed as “The Roar Of Singapore”, the show is headlined by a fight for the vacant UBO World Light Heavyweight title between undefeated Canadian Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford and Sam “The Terror” Rapira from New Zealand.
The hugely popular Ford will bring a big following to the fight, along with an unblemished 9-0 (6) record, while former New Zealand national champion and IBO titlist Rapira is 15-3 (10) in the paid ranks. With plenty of time to prepare, both fighters are fully focused on winning the UBO world title.
Also on the card, current UBO Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight ruler “Miracle” Mirage Khan (7-1, 3 KOs) will attempt to further progress his career, when he takes on an opponent to be announced for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental title.
The 26-year-old from Malaysia captured the Asia-Pacific title on November 12, also in Singapore, when he destroyed otherwise tough Indonesian Elly Pangaribuan in the first round, and he hopes that another good victory on February 17 can bring him close to a shot at the Ford vs. Rapira winner.
In the third UBO title fight, New Zealand Cruiserweight prospect, by way of Australia, Benjamin Kelleher (3-0, 2 KOs) will fight for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific title in only his fourth professional bout. On a fast-track to the top, Kelleher will square off with a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
CEO and founder of Ringstar Management, Scott Patrick O’Farrell, said: “This will be an absolutely amazing event for boxing in Singapore, and we are very proud to be able to deliver it.”
“I want to thank my partners at RightHook Communications, Phuket Top Team, Alex Gym, SFC, Spartans Boxing Club, 11 Sports Network and Astro Arena, as their support is so important now, and leading up to the big show.”
UBO Vice President David Maizner: “My hat goes off to Mr. Farrell and all the other people who are working so hard to put on a spectacular promotion such as this. The Universal Boxing Organization is extremely proud to be a part of it, and we are happy to help develop professional boxing in Singapore.”
O’Farrell reveals that negotiations are ongoing with opponents for Khan and Kelleher, and that more info will be released in due time, along with details on TV coverage, tickets and undercard fights.