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 fourth match was between Filipino boxers Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid, 24, and Prell “The Joker” Tupas, 34.
Abdulhamid stands 5’7″ and weighs 140 lbs and his boxing style is orthodox. He is a former World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific Youth Welterweight Champion.
Representing Sanman Boxing Gym, Abdulhamid made his professional boxing debut on November 9, 2013. He is managed by Manangquil and trained by Markquil Salvana.
Topaz stands 5’6″ and weighs 140 lbs. His boxing style is orthodox.
Representing The Fitness Factory, Tupas made his professional boxing debut on July 23, 2005. He hails from Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
Abdulhamid and Tupas’s bout was set in eight three-minute rounds. They competed in the junior welterweight division with Sammy Bernabe as the referee.
Bernabe put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 11 seconds in the first round. Abdulhamid knocked out Tupas.
Winning at “Rising Stars” improved Abdulhamid’s professional boxing record to 14 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Tupas now has 10 wins, 37 losses and 5 draws.
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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