Top Rank Boxing http://www.toprank.com Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 08-24-2016 01:58:47 60 Marriaga vs. Robb - NABO Featherweight Championship http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-marriaga-vs-robb/ FALLON, Nev.— The ninth annual Fallon Fights ‘Rural Rumble’ returns with two regional title fights and two nationally televised bouts at the Fallon Fairgrounds, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. Reno’s Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez (10-1, 2 KOs) fights for the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Light Flyweight title against Puerto Rico’s Janiel Rivera (14-2-3, 8 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds, one of eight scheduled fights in the outdoor arena.

“The lights, cameras and sound all add to the experience and pageantry of the event,” said Jane Moon, Director of Tourism and Special Events for the City of Fallon. “One can only understand the personality and fighting style of Vasquez by seeing it live.”

UniMas will televise the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) Featherweight Championship beginning at 8 p.m. between Guy Robb (18-1, 8 KOs) from Sacramento, Calif. and Miguel Marriaga (23-1, 19 KOs) from Cartenga, Columbia. UniMas will also televise the Lightweight fight between Jose Felix, Jr. (33-1-1, 25 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico and journeyman Rob Frankel (34-16-1, 7 KOs) from Denver, Colo.

“We hope to see a large showing of fans from Sacramento who support the popular Guy Robb,” said Moon. “And Oscar Vasquez’ fight won’t be televised on UniMas. You’ll want to come to Fallon to see Oscar fight for the NABF Light Flyweight title.”

The public is invited to see the weigh-ins at the Fallon Convention Center, Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m., with a with a chance to win a free ticket to the Fallon Fights. Fallon Fights began in 2008, reminiscent of the old Nevada mining camp bouts and the popular 70’s-era fights held outdoors at Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville.

Fallon Fights was the first to combine boxing bouts with mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts. In 2014, Fallon Fights transitioned to professional boxing when ESPN’s Friday Night Fights broadcast the event nationally.

The event has grown to an annual 3,000 attendees. “We wanted to rejuvenate the unique flavor of our boxing history,” said Moon. “The venue and energy is astounding, and we encourage both residents and visitors to attend.”

Fallon Fights is produced by Top Rank Boxing, Let’s Get It On Promotions and the City of Fallon. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first bout is at 6 p.m. For table reservations and additional information, call 775.423.4556, or go to visitfallonnevada.com/fallonfights.

Tickets: Advance General Admission: $15 Adult, $10 Children under 10, $13 Military and Seniors 62+ Gate General Admission: $20 Adults, $15 children under 10, $18 Military and Seniors 62+ Advance Ringside: $30 Gate Ringside: $35 VIP Tables: $600 - Includes seating for eight guests at ringside, complimentary cooler of beer, cocktail service, dedicated full bar and food station, and a Fallon Fights souvenir for each guest. Ringside Umbrella Table: $250 - Includes seating for four guests, cocktail service, dedicated full bar and food station, and a Fallon Fights souvenir for each guest. Only four tables available.

About Visit Fallon Nevada Visit Fallon Nevada is the authority on city tourism, covering everything from upcoming events to must see historical sites. Known as the “Oasis of Nevada”, Fallon is surrounded by farms and ranches as well as the acclaimed birding hotspot—Stillwater Wildlife Refuge. Located along highway 50 and just 60 miles east of Reno, the city is known for its variety of outdoor activities, ancient petroglyphs and summer events. For more information about Fallon, call 775-423-4556 or email info@visitfallonnevada.com.

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Ruiz vs. Lawrence - NABF Heavyweight Championship http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-ruiz-vs-lawrence-nabf-heavyweight-championship/ Visit the Tachi Palace website here or call 1-866-4PALACE for more info on this card.

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Rex vs. Maekawa - Vacant WBO International Jr. Bantamweight http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-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

kenho@def.com.hk

 

Lee Samuels

Publicist, Top Rank Boxing

+1 702 732 2717

+1 702 378 1083 (mobile)

lee@toprank.com

 

Gardy Lopez

Social Media Specialist, Top Rank Boxing

+1 787 246 3668

glopez@toprank.com

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