For the first time, Ringstar Asia of Scott Patrick Farrell and MP Promotions of Manny Pacquiao co-promoted a boxing event along with Sanman Promotions of Jim Claude Manangquil. The weigh-ins for the event titled “Rising Stars” took place at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 22, 2019 and the fight night was held at the same venue the next day.
“Rising Stars” featured 11 boxing bouts. The first match was between Filipino boxers Luis Borje, 20, and Alimar Altarejos.
Borje was originally scheduled to face his fellow Filipino boxer Bernie Aday, 20, a Penalosa Boxing Gym trained and managed by Jonathan Penalosa. However, the latter was not able to make it to the weigh-ins so he was replaced by Altarejos.
Altarejos made his professional boxing debut at “Rising Stars.” He replaced fellow Filipino boxer Bernie Aday, 20, who was not able to make it to the weigh-ins.
Borje made his professional boxing debut on May 13, 2018. Representing MP Boxing Gym, he is trained and managed by Raides Neri.
Borje and Altarejos’s bout was set in four three-minute rounds. They competed in the junior bantamweight division with Sammy Bernabe as the referee.
Bernabe put a stop to the contest in the second round. Borje knocked out Altarejos.
Winning at “Rising Stars” improved Borje’s professional boxing record to 2 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Altarejos now has 0 win and 1 loss.
In the co-main event, Filipino boxers Rene Mark Cuarto, 22, and Samuel “Silent Assassin” Salva, 21, competed in an International Boxing Federation Minimumweight title eliminator. Cuarto won via unanimous decision.
In the main event, Filipino boxers Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo, 26, and Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas, 26, and competed in an IBF Bantamweight Championship title eliminator. Dasmarinas won via unanimous decision.
Pacquiao graced the event with his wife Jinkee Pacquiao, 40, and their children. They were also with NBA coach Metta World Peace, 39, who was previously known as Ron Artest.
Among the 22 boxers on the card, 21 are Filipinos. Check the complete fight card and results on Conan Daily.
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