THRILLA IN MANILA 2: Promoter aims to bring Manny Pacquiao’s next fight to The Philippines
Ringstar Boxing, Asia’s fastest growing sports media property, headed by its Founder & CEO Scott Farrell, has just announced his intention to co-produce Manny Pacquiao’s next bout in Manila, Philippines, early next year.
If it happens, this can be an event which can see the boxing champ defend his recently won world welterweight belt, just over a week ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Pacquiao lorded over Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse, who got TKO’d, two minutes forty-nine seconds into the seventh round, at the Axiata Arena, in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
According to Scott Farrell, Senator Pacquiao could be part of a huge event in his home country.
“I would like to bring the ‘Thrilla’ back to Manila, like it was back in 1975, with Muhammad Ali,” said Farrell.
“I want to give the people of the Philippines the chance to watch their own hero and boxing legend, Senator Manny Pacquiao defend his belt, or fight for another world title on his home ground.
“Let’s make this even bigger and more productive and donate all ticket sales to the Manny & Jinkee Foundation and really make everything about his fight a positive step forward, not only for the sport, but also for the people of the Philippines.
“I have worked tirelessly to put Asian boxing on the world map. This would be another gigantic step in my mission.
“Come on MP Promotions, let’s sit down and discuss something truly incredible and very achievable”, he concluded.