Manny Pacquiao teams up with Ringstar to co-promote Dasmariñas-Demecillo bout
MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao’s promotion venture isn’t stopping any time soon.
MP Promotions is off to its first co-promoted fight card with Singapore’s Ringstar Asia on March 23 at Resorts World Manila.
This venture comes less than three months after MP Promotions co-promoted the WBO World welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner with TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions.
“I love your vision with Ringstar Asia, we are looking forward to working with you to build the next World champions in boxing,” said Pacquiao of Ringstar Asia Founder and CEO Scott Farrell in a video message.
MP Promotions’ partnership with Ringstar Asia was first reported on Forbes Magazine.
IBO World bantamweight Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmariñas (28-2-1) will headline the nine-bout card in an IBF World title eliminator against fellow Filipino Kenny Demecillo (14-4-2).
Dasmariñas’ fight was initially set for Singapore but it was rescheduled for an earlier date as to solidify Ringstar’s partnership with MP Promotions.
“I saw this as a great opportunity to launch the partnership between Ringstar and Manny Pacquiao Promotions,” said Farrell. “Who wouldn’t take the chance to launch a partnership with the one and only eight-division World champion and senator Manny Pacquiao?”
Farrell added that he would have even set the fight in another planet just to strengthen his promotions’ company with Pacquiao’s.
“I would have moved my event to an even earlier date, or to Mars if I had to,” said Farrell. “The man is a fighting legend and highly respected all over the world, and across all sports.”
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