Rafi Majid Gets New, Tougher Opponent For UBO Title Fight

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January 18, 2017 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Super Middleweight Rafi “The Ruffian” Majid (Pictured) will get a new, tougher opponent when he fights for the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Asia-Pacific title, and attempts to become Singapore´s first ever male professional boxing champion on February 17 at the Foo Chow Building in Singapore.


Majid (3-0, 3 KOs) was originally scheduled to take on Jonathan Simamora on Ringstar Management´s huge “Roar Of Singapore” bill, but promoter Scott Patrick O´Farrell has decided to make a switch to what will be an even tougher foe.

Simamora was increasingly difficult to communicate with, and I didn’t want to take the risk of him not showing up for the event”, says O´Farrell. “So I spoke with Rafi’s manager, Arvind Lalwani, to ask if I could bring in a new opponent, much more skilled and higher ranked than Simamora.”

In comes former two-time UBO World title-challenger Plaisakda Boonmalert (39-25, 33 KOs) from Thailand, who, with sixty-four professional bouts and thirty-three of his thirty-nine victories coming by knockout, is a significant step up in competition.

Arvind is confident in Rafi’s ability, and so am I, so therefore we are able to make this very exciting test for him, explains O´Farrell. “He will have to be at his best, and if he is not it could go wrong for him. But this is the kind of fights we want to make for the fans.”



The Majid vs. Boonmalert UBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title fight is one of four UBO title fights on what will be the biggest event in Singapore boxing-history.

The card is headlined by a fight for the vacant UBO World Light Heavyweight title between Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (9-0) of Canada and New Zealand´s Sam “The Terror” Rapira (15-3).

In the semi-main event, UBO Asia-Pacific champion “Miracle” Mirage Khan, AKA Muhammad Meeraj, (7-1) from Malaysia will take on Australian underachiever Jake Gathercole (4-6-1) for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight crown.

Finally, Benjamin Kelleher (2-0-1) from New Zealand squares off with Satria Antasena (10-8) of Indonesia for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific Cruiserweight title.

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