Top Rank Boxing Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 09-29-2016 05:40:22 60 Rex vs. Maekawa - Vacant WBO International Jr. Bantamweight August 1st, 2016, Hong Kong – Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso is set for his highly anticipated return to the ring at “Battle of Victors” on Saturday, October 8th. Co-promoted by top Hong Kong boxing promoter DEF Promotions and world-leading boxing promoter Top Rank, Battle of Victors is sponsored in part by Formula Electric Racing Hong Kong Limited, and will be one of the highlights of the FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix weekend (8-9 October).

Tso (19W – 0L, 12 KO), coming off a resounding victory against top Korean Young Gil Bae on May 14th, 2016, is scheduled to face fellow undefeated fighter Ryuto Maekawa (11W – 0L – 1D, 7 KO) of Japan for the vacant WBO International Junior Bantamweight (115 lbs) title. The always-dangerous Maekawa, rated #2 in Asia by the WBO Asia-Pacific, is a highly regarded prospect training out of the fabled Watanabe Gym and is managed by former world champion Yoko Gushiken, who made 13 successful title defenses. Maekawa, coming off a stunning 1st round KO victory in March, is known for his speed and counterpunching.

With an audience of more than 5,000 and eight scheduled bouts with fighters from Australia, Japan, the UK, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Hong Kong, and Macau on the fight card, Battle of Victors is set to be biggest professional boxing event in Hong Kong history. Also on the card are Rex Tso’s stablemate Raymond Poon, “The Macau Kid” Ng Kuok Kun, and white-collar standout Tom Taw of the UK, who is set to face former Indonesian bantamweight champion Marco Tuhumury.

Battle of Victors will be the Saturday evening entertainment for the inaugural FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix event. The world-class racing event will attract a large number of overseas visitors, and almost all tickets for the two-day racing event are sold out. Mr Alan Fang, CEO of Formula E Racing Hong Kong Limited, commented on this unique sports-entertainment collaboration, saying, “Our partnership with DEF Promotions and Top Rank reinforces our vision of making the inaugural Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix weekend the highlight of Hong Kong’s social and sporting calendar. We are confident that the confluence of world-class sport in this premier fight card and the on-track action at the HKT Hong Kong ePrix will provide a compelling weekend of entertainment for both local and international visitors.”

Top Rank is working with DEF Promotions to organise its second-ever event in Hong Kong, with Battle of Victors marking Top Rank-signed boxer Rex Tso’s milestone 20th professional bout. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said, “I am very pleased to see Rex Tso emerge as a big star in this part of the world. Rex is world-rated and we expect to see Rex continue to succeed and impress in the ring and to become one of the big stars in Asia.”

Tickets for Battle of Victors will be priced at HK$380, HK$580, HK$880, HK$1,280, and HK$1,880, and will be available for sale through HK Ticketing beginning in mid-August.

About Top Rank, Inc.

Las Vegas-based Top Rank, Inc. has nurtured some of boxing’s all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. Since promoting his first fight for Muhammad Ali in 1966, Top Rank founder and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee CEO Bob Arum has played a major role in positioning Las Vegas as the “Fight Capital of the World”. Top Rank promotes fights across the globe, and its roster includes stars and champions such as Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford, Timothy Bradley, Zou Shiming, Vasyl Lomachenko, Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez and Nonito 'Filipino Flash' Donaire. The company made its first foray in Greater China in April 2012, and has promoted events in Macau, Shanghai, and beginning with Clash of Champions on May 14th, 2016, in Hong Kong.


About the FIA Formula E Championship

Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. Organised by Formula Electric Racing (Hong Kong) Limited, the HKT Hong Kong ePrix is the opening event on the 2016/17 Formula E circuit and will focus the attention of motorsport fans worldwide on Hong Kong for the first major international motorsport race in the city in over 30 years.


About DEF Promotions

DEF Promotions, is the premier combat sports promotion company in Hong Kong. In addition to being the driving force behind professional boxing in Hong Kong, the company is also the representative of Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso, who has taken professional boxing by storm since his professional debut in September 2011.



Contact information:

Dr. Ken Ho

Director of Marketing and Communications, DEF Promotions

(852) 6437 9552


Lee Samuels

Publicist, Top Rank Boxing

+1 702 732 2717

+1 702 378 1083 (mobile)


Gardy Lopez

Social Media Specialist, Top Rank Boxing

+1 787 246 3668

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Felix vs. Herrera - Lightweights Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:00:00 -0500 De Leon vs. Dos Santos - Super Featherweights Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:00:00 -0500 Pacquiao vs. Vargas - WBO World Welterweight Championship BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (August 29, 2016) -- Boxing's only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, two-division world champion JESSIE VARGAS and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will host a Los Angeles press conference luncheon  on Next Thursday! September 8 in the Crystal Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210).  Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the press conference beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT.

Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, will be campaigning to become the only sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title when he collides with defending World Boxing Organization (WBO)welterweight world champion Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nev.  Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Wynn Las Vegas, the Pacquiao vs. Vargas world championship event will take place Saturday, November 5, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Pacquiao vs. Vargas  and its co-main event fights will be distributed live on pay-per-view.

Tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Vargas world championship event go on sale Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT.  Priced at $1,000, $700, $500, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service fees, tickets may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets.  To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).             

For fight updates go to, on Facebook at or, and on Twitter at or  Use the Hashtag #PacVargas to join the conversation on Twitter. 

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Jose Ramirez - WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title Fresno, California -  USA Olympian, WBC Continental Americas champion and undefeated Jose Ramirez (18 -0, 13 KOs) will headline a Top Rank Championship event on Friday, December 2 at the Save Mart Center Arena in Fresno.

The previous card at Save Mart Center was Dec. 5 of last year, also headlined by Ramirez, and was a sell out at 13,100 – with 1,600 turned away.

One of the most prestigious arenas in America, 'Venues Today,' a leading trade publication listed Save Mart Center among its 'Top Stops' for venues in the 10,000 to 15,000 capacity category. The venue came in as the No. 1 ranked collegiate venue, the No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 12 in the world based on concert grosses. Save Mart Center was one of seven SMG-managed arenas to rank in the Top 10 in this size category.

"There is no place like home for me to fight, this one is special for so many reasons but none more important then to bring awareness to serious issues going on right now" Jose Ramirez 

"We are very excited about our big December 2nd boxing event for all the Central California boxing fans. Jose Ramirez is a young, powerful future world champion who goes in to the ring to help all in his home town . Jose is someone very special in the sport of boxing," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank.

“There is nothing in all of sports like a big fight and this is a big fight and it’s in our city and Valley,” promoter/agent Rick Mirigian said. “Ramirez will defend his WBC championship at home and deliver a powerful message with it on the positive contributions that immigrants do in our society and the continued importance of water issues in California.”

The big fight card will be televised nationally on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo series on UniMas.

Tickets $75, $45, $23 plus fees for the December 2 event will go on sale on tomorrow,Wednesday, September 14. VIP Floor tables for 10 are $1,530. Tickets are available at select Save Mart Supermarkets, online at, charge by phone 800 745 3000 or at the Save Mart Center Box Office. For Box Office hours and more information go to Ticket fees may apply.


Lee Samuels, Top Rank  702 732 2717

Rick Mirigian,  559 500 9224

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