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 eighth match was between Filipino boxers Justine Darap, 21, and Enrique Magsalin, 23.
Magsalin stands 5’4″ and weighs 113 lbs. His boxing style is southpaw.
Representing Alliance Boxing Stable, Magsalin made his professional boxing debut on December 13, 2016. He is trained by Jeffrey Cerna and managed by Anson Tiu Co.
Darap stands 5’2″ and weighs 113 lbs. His boxing style is southpaw and he is trained and managed by Raides Neri.
Representing MP Boxing Gym, Darap made his professional boxing debut on April 23, 2017. He entered the ring as an undefeated fighter.
Darap and Magsalin’s bout was set in eight three-minute rounds. They competed in the flyweight division with Sammy Bernabe as the referee.
After eight three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. Eduardo Nobleza scored it 77-75 while both Danilo Lopez and Jerrold Tomeldan scored it 78-74 all in favor of Magsalin.
This made Magsalin the first boxer to defeat Darap, who now holds a professional boxing record of 6 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Magsalin now has 6 wins, 2 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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