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 third match was between Filipino boxers Aries Buenavidez, 23, and Lony Cadayday, 24.
Cadayday stands 5’3″ and weighs 116 lbs. His boxing style is orthodox.
Representing Highland Boxing Gym, Cadayday made his professional boxing debut on July 11, 2015. He is trained by Alan Alegria and managed by Brico Santig.
Buenavidez stands 5’4″ and weighs 116 lbs. His boxing style is orthodox.
Representing MP Boxing Gym, Buenavidez made his professional boxing debut on November 8, 2014. He is trained and managed by Raides Neri.
Buenavidez and Cadayday’s bout was set in eight three-minute rounds. They competed in the junior bantamweight division with Ferdinand Estrella as the referee.
After eight three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. Both Sammy Bernabe and Jerrold Tomeldan scored it 76-75 in favor of Buenavidez while Danilo Lopez scored it 75-76 in favor of Cadayday.
Winning at “Rising Stars” via split decision improved Buenavidez’s professional boxing record to 12 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Cadayday now has 5 wins, 4 losses and 2 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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