Come next week at the fifth edition of The Ring Fighting Championship (TRFC), Singapore may have a new regional boxing champion on its hands.
Happening at The Ring Boxing Community on 30th November 2018, Hamzah Farouk will look to maintain his unblemished boxing record as he takes on former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) champion Isack Junior (25-9-3), for the World Boxing Championship (WBC) Asia Continental Super Featherweight title, in the main event of the night.
Despite both fighters being the same age (30), Junior has more than 30 additional fights under his belt. Despite that, Farouk is confident he’ll be able to take his record to 7-0 and walk away with the title and the biggest win of his career.
Farouk remarked: “It’s definitely a big step up for me in opposition and a good test for me. I’ve been working really hard for this fight. I’ve watched countless videos of him on YouTube. Even though he is much more experienced than me, I do not see anything in his game that can really trouble me in the fight. God willing, my team and I will come out victorious next Friday, win the WBC Asia Continental Super Featherweight title, and take my career to a whole new level!”
Another boxer to look out for at TRFCV is France’s Abdelelah Karroum, who’s made it three consecutive wins in his boxing career since turning professional earlier this year.
After dominant displays in his past three fights, the 25-year-old was set to face a sterner test at the Roar of Singapore V against Malaysia’s Keng Fai Hui in September. Unfortunately, he had to pull out of the contest due to an elbow injury sustained during training.
Karroum is now ready to go again and make it 4-0 against Indonesia’s Hardian Siregar, who’s a heavy hitter and has recorded 6 KOs so far in his professional boxing career. Should he overcome his opponent, big things are in store for Karroum in 2019.
Karroum added: “I went through a stage which all top athletes have to face. My injury put me out for more than two months and allowed me to question my place in my career. I know I’m young, but I don’t want to waste any time! I will come back on November 30th, more disciplined and determined than never to take the win!
Despite only having two amateur fights to her name, former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Atomweight Champion Kirstie Gannaway is ready to jump into the professional boxing arena, following months of dedicated training under the watchful eye of her team.
It promises to be an enthralling contest as Gannaway matches up against Indonesia’s Febriyanti Lubis, who has 3 fights under her belt since her debut last year.
Just like how Gannaway made a name for herself in the MMA ring, she plans on doing the same in the boxing ring and commented: “I’ve had the chance to showcase some of my grappling skills in the cage. Since last year, I’ve been working on my striking game like never before. Now it will be time to put those skills to the test in the ring.”