Boxing

Philippines vs Ghana: Michael Dasmarinas, Manyo Plange to clash at ‘Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City’

Michael Dasmarinas, Manyo Plange

Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas, 26, of the Philippines and Manyo “Black Flash” Plange, 30, of Ghana will compete at the Ringstar Boxing event at “Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City” at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on September 29, 2018. The Filipino contender is the International Boxing Organization World Bantamweight Champion while his Ghanian opponent is an undefeated boxer.

Dasmarinas had an impressive win against his previous opponent French boxer Karim Guerfi, last April 20, 2018, also in Singapore, when he won the IBO World Bantamweight title, winning via KO, 40 seconds into the 4th round, of what was supposed to be a 12-round fight.

Hailing from Camarines Sur, Philippines, Dasmarinas just completed his three-week camp in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan in preparation for “Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City.” He is ranked number 1 by the IBO, number 5 by World Boxing Council and number 6 by the International Boxing Federation and currently holds a professional boxing record of 26 wins and 2 losses while Plange has 17 wins and 0 loss.

“Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City” will feature nine bouts. It marks the first co-promotion between Marina Bay Sands and Ringstar Boxing, which is Asia’s fastest growing sports media property.

“Michael just keeps getting better and possesses that one punch knockout power all his future opponents now fear,” Ringstar founder Scott Farrell stated. “The name Gloves on Fire has more than one meaning, and he will surely set the Bantamweight division on fire with his power and determination to be world number one.”

“As I said from my very first show, Marina Bay Sands is where Ringstar Boxing will be,” the Ringstar founder added. “Now we are here, going live across the world from the Marina Bay Sands on the 29th of September. This is a gigantic leap for ‘The Roar of Singapore’ and I am very thankful to Marina Bay Sands for co-promoting this upcoming event with us.”

Headlining “Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City” are Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan, 30, of Singapore and Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda, 38, of Namibia, who will compete for the IBO World Super Bantamweight title. Reigning as the IBO Intercontinental Featherweight champion, the former is the only undefeated boxer of Singapore while his Namibian opponent is a former World Boxing Organization World Champion and a former two-time IBO World champion.

Also competing at “Roar of Singapore V-The Kings of Lion City” are Malaysian boxers IBO Oceania Welterweight champion Keng “The Mean Machine” Fai, 23, and WBC Asia Continental Light Heavyweight Champion Mirage “Miracle” Khan, 28. Their respective opponents are Abdelelah Karroum, 25, of France and former IBO Oceania Super Middleweight champion Jonathan Taylor, 30, of New Zealand.

Ringside seats are priced at SGD 192 while VVIP seats with personalized waiter service, canapes and beverage are at SGD 2,504. VIP tables, which are prized at SGD 4,032, are good for eight persons and come with a three-course dinner and free flow beverage.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and event starts at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Dasmarinas:

Tickets are available at https://entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/roar0918.  

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