While the headlining fight of “The Roar Of Singapore”, Ryan Ford vs. Sam Rapira for the UBO World Light Heavyweight title, was announced a few weeks ago, promoter Scott Patrick O’Farrell now has opponents in place for UBO Asia-Pacific title-challengers Rafi Majid and Benjamin Kelleher.
In a fight for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title, local Singapore-favorite Rafi Majid (3-0, 3 KOs) has been paired with tough former Indonesian champion Jonathan Simamora, who brings a record of 32-30 (11) and is bound to be the biggest challenge so far for Majid.
While this will be the first championship fight for Majid, Simamora has been part of ten title bouts so far since making his professional debut in 2002, and it goes without saying that the 32-year-old from Jakarta has faced far superior opposition.
Also, challenging for the vacant UBO Asia-Pacific Cruiserweight title, Australia-based New Zealand prospect Benjamin Kelleher (2-0-1, 1 KO) will be tested as well when he squares off with another Indonesian in Santria Antasena (10-8, 4 KOs).
“At this point of their careers, Majid and Kelleher will definitely need to be on top of their games to win the titles on February 17”, said O’Farrell. “We have no interest in making anything but competitive and exciting fights, and Majid vs. Simamora and Kelleher vs. Antasena will be just that. Very Exciting!”
In the fourth UBO title fight of this massive card, Malaysian hope “Miracle” Mirage Khan (7-1, 3 KOs), the reigning UBO Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight champion, will take on an opponent to be confirmed for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight title.
Promoted by Scott Patrick O’Farrell of Ringstar Management, “The Roar Of Singapore” benefits from the support of 11 Sports Network, Trident Partners Asia,RightHook Communications, Phuket Top Team, Alex Gym, SFC, Spartans Boxing Club, The Penny Black, Smokeys Ribs and Decathlon.
Tickets are available at http://theroarofsingapore.