Born To Fight! The Real Deal Returns To Singapore!

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April 18, 2017 / BY PRESS RELEASE

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Undefeated Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (11-0, 7 KOs) will return to Singapore to defend his crown against Robert Berridge (29-6-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday May 27.


The fight, which is one of the headliners of Ringstar Management´s The Roar Of Singapore II show at Resorts World Sentosa, is an extraordinarily tough maiden defense for the hard-punching Canadian, who won the title in his grand arrival on the world scene on February 17, also in Singapore, against Sam Rapira.

In the co-feature of what will be the biggest professional boxing event in Singapore history, further history can be made as Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan vies to become Singapore’s first ever World Champion!

- Appropriately nicknamed “The Butcher”, Kiwi Southpaw Robert Berridge is significantly more experienced than defending World Champion Ford, having won numerous regional titles and twice come up short in game previous challenges for world titles (IBO & WBA).

He will do everything in his power to make it third-time-lucky on May 27!

But in Ford he is facing a man who was born to fight! From Edmonton in Alberta, Ford was a world class MMA fighter, winning several titles and compiling a 22-5 record, before switching to boxing, a sport he grew up around and has in his genes. 


Ryan´s father, Al Ford, is a former Canadian Lightweight Champion, and a veteran of no less than 74 professional bouts. He retired a few months after his now world champion son was born in 1982, with a final record off 55-19 (19 KOs), and in his prime Al was genuine world class too.

After winning the Canadian title in 1968, he made three successful defenses before losing his belt in 1975. Before that he had challenged twice for the Commonwealth title, and lost non-title fights to reigning world champions Ken Buchanan and Alfonso “Peppermint” Frazer.

Al Ford also fought future world champions, and Hall-Of-Famers, Aaron Pryor and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, so, while his father never won a world championship, it is safe to say that Ryan has some big shoes to fill, and that competing at the highest level runs in the family.


In winning the UBO World Light Heavyweight title against Sam Rapira, Ryan Ford showed boxing fans in Singapore, and millions of TV viewers across Asia, that he is well on his way to filling the aforementioned shoes.

Promoter, and founder of Ringstar Management, Scott Patrick Farrell is thrilled to once again be able to present a top notch world title fight involving the always-entertaining Ford, saying:

When Ryan last fought here in Singapore, winning the world title against Rapira, it was one of the best fights I have ever seen live. It was true world class boxing!”

That being said, I am very sure that his fight against Berridge, the most accomplished opponent he has faced so far, will bring the best out of him again, and it would not surprise me one bit if this fight turns out to be even better. The Real Deal is returning to Singapore for another war!”


- The card, to be produced and broadcast to over one-hundred million potential viewers across Asia by Eleven Sports Network, will include four World Championship fights, and ten (!) title fights in total!

- In his ambitious quest to make history, WBA Asia Champion Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan (7-0, 6 KOs) takes on Fadhili Majiha (20-8-4, 9 KOs) from Tanzania for the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Featherweight title.

- Former World Champions Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) from Australia and Manny Siaca (25-8, 20 KOs) from Puerto Rico clash for the vacant UBO World Super Middleweight crown, in a fight that is sure to attract attention from all over the globe.

- Another world-class Australian is fighting for World honors, as the very heavy-handed Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 27 KOs) is pitted with Thailand’s former IBF Youth World Champion Banlue Sawangwong (38-12-3, 19 KOs) for the vacant UBO Super Lightweight title.

- Malaysian UBO Inter-Continental and Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight ruler “Miracle” Mirage Khan (8-1, 4 KOs) is set to defend both his titles, and try to add the vacant IBO Oceania belt to his collection, when he squares off with Australia’s Chase Haley (3-1, 1 KO).

- In two highly interesting Super Welterweight encounters, former two-time WBC World Champion Sirimongkhon Iamthuam (91-3, 57 KOs) from Thailand fights tough Indonesian Larry Siwu (24-8, 20 KOs) for the UBO Inter-Continental title, and Australian contender Tommy Browne (33-6-2, 12 KOs) faces Aleksander Bajawa (41-3-4, 14 KOs), also from Indonesia, for the UBO International belt.

- Undefeated IBO Asia-Pacific Welterweight Champion, Cairo George (12-0, 6 KOs) from New Zealand makes a title-defense against Indonesian Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus (24-13-1, 12 KOs), while his fellow countryman Ben Kelleher (3-0-2, 2 KOs) puts the UBO Asia-Pacific Cruiserweight strap on the line against Malaysian Stephen Anak (2-0, 1 KO).

- Last, but not least, Malaysian Super-Prospect, The Mean Machine”, Keng Fai Hui (1-0, 1 KO) is going for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific Welterweight title in what will only be his second professional outing. He will face undefeated Indra Anser (2-0) from Indonesia.

For further information, please contact Scott Patrick Farrell on or Phone numbers: +65 87 999 100 (Mobile) / +65 652 197 55 (Office).


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