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The Malaysian Invasion  -  Khan, Hui, Anak Ready To Conquer Singapore!

 
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May 3, 2017 / BY PRESS RELEASE

 
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The main attractions on The Roar Of Singapore II, May 27 at Resorts World Sentosa, will undoubtedly be local hero Muhamad Ridhwan´s quest to become Singapore´s first ever boxing World Champion, and World Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Ford defending his crown for the first time.

 
 
 
 

But, the biggest boxing event in Singapore history has plenty of subplots on the undercard, and one of them is that the success of Malaysian up-and-comers “Miracle” Mirage Khan, Keng Fai Hui and Stephen Anak Jenggieng could have massive importance to the popularity and development of the sport in their native country.

The late, great Muhammad Ali defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Joe Bugner in Kuala Lumpur in 1975, but professional boxing was then non-existent in Malaysia for over forty years, until a show was staged there last year.

Less than two hand-fulls of active professional boxers are currently from Malaysia, and Khan, Hui and Anak are all among the most promising prospects. And they all hope that their fights on May 27 will give the sport a boost back home.

Khan (8-1, 4 KOs), also known as Muhammad Meeraj, is further along in his development than Hui and Anak. Last year he won the UBO Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight title, and this past February he added the UBO Inter-Continental title to his resume. Both fights took place in Singapore.

On May 27 he will defend both those titles, and try to win the vacant IBO Oceania crown, when he takes on tough New Zealand warrior Chase Haley (3-1, 1 KO), who, like Khan, is also a very accomplished MMA fighter.

The hope is that Khan in the not too distant future can put himself in line for a world title-shot, perhaps against UBO King Ryan Ford. If victorious, a title-defense on home soil would undoubtedly be the most significant boxing event in Malaysia since Ali fought Bugner.

Mirage Khan has gone through a very significant development in the last year or so”, said promoter Scott O`Farrell.

If he wins on May 27, and it is not going to be an easy task, we would like to start looking at lining him up for a world title-shot. That could come in a rematch with Ford, the only guy who has beaten Khan so far, but it could also come against someone else. If Khan lands, he can knock anybody out!”

Khan is focused on Haley, but admits that he has bigger dreams for the future, saying:

I look past no-one, but Haley is in my way of reaching my goal. I want to be world champion one day, and for that to happen I must knock Chase Haley out or at least beat him convincingly. This is another step on my way to becoming the biggest boxing star Malaysia has ever had.”

Keng Fai Hui and Stephen Anak are also faced with massive opportunities at Resorts World Sentosa. If they win, and Khan also wins his fight, Malaysia will be off to an excellent new beginning in professional boxing, with three reigning champions.

Hui made his pro debut on The Roar Of Singapore I (February 17), and scored an impressive first round knockout. Now, in only his second fight, he will challenge for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific Welterweight title against undefeated Indonesian Indra Anser (2-0).

Anak will challenge UBO Asia-Pacific Cruiserweight Champion Ben Kelleher (3-0-2, 2 KOs) from New Zealand, in what is also a very early title-opportunity. It is safe to say that he enters that bout as the underdog, but definitely a live one.

With little, or no, foundation to build their careers in Malaysia, this trio must be fast-tracked to the top, and they are all happy to carry the hopes of a nation on their shoulders.

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The Roar Of Singapore II – The Pride Of Singapore on May 27 at Resorts World Sentosa will feature ten championship fights, including four world title fights.

Muhamad Ridhwan (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Fadhili Majia (20-8-4, 9 KOs) for the UBO World Super Featherweight title will be one of two headlining bouts, along with Canada’s undefeated UBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (11-0, 7 KOs), defending against Robert Berridge (29-6-1, 21 KOs) from New Zealand.

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

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