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Michael Dasmarinas guns for world title in Singapore

Filipino fighter Michael Dasmarinas is in top form and ready for his IBO world title fight for Ringstar’s "Roar of Singapore IV: The Night of Champions".
By Dugout Philippines

MANILA–Filipino boxer Michael “Hot and Spicy” Dasmarinas gears up for the biggest fight of his life as he goes for an IBO world championship title on April 20 at Ringstar Boxing’s "Roar of Singapore IV: The Night of Champions" to be held at the 10,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Dasmarinas, currently ranked 12th best boxer in the world by WBC, will go up against French boxer Karim Guerfi, who is currently ranked fourth by WBC.

The fight is also touted by the Singapore promoter as the main event of the evening and will draw much international attention to the Camarines Sur native.

Dasmarinas had an impressive win and KO’d his Thai opponent Phupha Por Nobnom during the second round of his match at Ringstar’s "Roar of Singapore III: The Chosen Wan" last Oct. 20 at the Suntec Convention Center, a win which gave way for this world title match.

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“Nakakagalak po at nabigyan tayo ng Ringstar ng ganitong pagkakataong mapakita ang ating galing bilang Pilipino,” said Dasmarinas. “Ngayon po ay puspusan ang aking paghahanda. Tuloy-tuloy po ang ating ensayo dahil nais ko po makamit ang IBO world title na ito. Samahan niyo po ako magdasal na makuha natin ang panalong ito. Ang panalo ko po ay pagkapanalo rin ng Pilipinas.”

Ringstar Boxing founder and CEO Scott Farrel, on the other hand, said, “This is potentially one of the fight of the year nominees for 2018. Michael Dasmarinas vs. Karim Guerif will be a real war which both the Philippine and French boxing fans would love to see. Ringstar is all about a neutral fight platform, giving a genuine unbiased opportunity for both these great fighters to lift the IBO world title.”

Farrel continues, “If Dasmarinas is successful in this fight, he will be catapulted into the top 10, and in line to face the current great champions of the bantamweight division. He has the chance now to move forward and aim for greatness, like what his country’s very own hero Manny Pacquiao has achieved. I wish both fighters the best of luck, and I look forward to promoting this fight. This fight is a must-watch for all boxing fans, we have a Filipino boxer versus a French boxer headlining a Singapore event, going head-to-head for the biggest fight night of their lives with the IBO world title at stake.”

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