Despite a small fight back from Suro in the final round, it was a dominant display by Farouk throughout the six rounds, which ultimately earned him the win by a unanimous decision at the end of the night.
Following his impressive victory, the 29-year-old, who trains and is also a boxing coach at The Ring Boxing Community, elatedly said: “I feel great. I think I executed the game plan for which I’ve trained for so long, tried to execute the game plan, which was to use my jab, use my range, not to get hit so much and not to rush things.’
‘We’ll now go back to the drawing board, train harder and I hope to get more fights, and in the near future, towards the end of the year, fight for a regional title and we’ll see where we go from there!”
There was yet another impressive performance by a local boxer during the night as the young Muhammad Ashiq Bin Amran made it two TKOs in two fights after an impressive knockout victory over Indonesia’s Rasmanudin. It took Ashiq just two minutes into the first round to knock out his vastly experienced 30-year-old opponent, who’s had 44 fights so far. It’s no rest for Ashiq as he competes in his third professional boxing match against Thailand’s Worraphon Jesadajindawat next week on 3rd March in Bangkok.
As for his plans from now till the year end, he remarked: “If God’s willing, I am aiming for eight fights this year and hope to get an 8-0 record, and also a regional title!”
National boxer Leona Hui, who was a bronze medalist at the 2015 SEA Games, also notched a win on the night and walked away with The Ring Fighting Championship Women’s Light Flyweight (Amateur) belt after her victory over Danisha Mathi. It was a hard-earned victory as both fighters took turns to dominate the fight throughout the three rounds, but in the end, Hui took the victory via a unanimous decision.
The 31-year-old is already looking ahead to next year’s SEA Games, and commented: “I’m training hard at the moment to be in top shape for the SEA Games next year. I’m hoping to secure a spot in the team right now as every year, we all have to fight for it.”
Building the Sport of Boxing in Singapore It was a great night for The Ring Boxing Community as it hosted the third edition of The Ring Fighting Championship, which is sanctioned by the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association (SABA) and the World Boxing Council (WBC), while witnessing three of their fighters take notable victories on the night. Besides Farouk’s win, there were also wins for France’s Abdelelah Karroum on his professional boxing debut against Indonesia’s Budinanto, and for Taiwanese Tawee Yu, who captured The Ring Fighting Championship Women’s Featherweight (Amateur) belt from Evolve MMA’s Samantha Quek.
Mr. Ruchdi Hajjar, founder of Golden Glove Asia Promotions and The Ring Boxing Community, added: “In creating The Ring Fighting Championship, we want to offer a professional platform for all local talented and upcoming boxers to showcase their skills, regardless of where they’re from. With backing from key players in the industry, we’re confident of making The Ring Fighting Championship bigger and better, starting from our next event – The Ring Fighting Championship IV – happening on 29 June!”
For more information about The Ring Fighting Championship or any of The Ring Boxing Community’s events, visit www.thering.sg.