Earlier today was the opening ceremony for the this weekend's big show in Macau. The show, dubbed "Showdown at Sands" is set to be the most significant since Bob Arum's "Top Rank" started doing shows in the region and it promises a lot.
At the opening ceremony were many of the fighters including the main event pairing of Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5), the defending IBF Flyweight champion, and Chinese mega star Zou Shiming (6-0, 1), who will be hoping to over-come Ruenroeng on Saturday.
The two, former amateur rivals who appear to have a lot of mutual respect, both appeared like they were ready for business and it seems that both are confident of picking up the win in what will be the most significant professional bout either has been involved in.
Several other fighters also attend the event including Hong Kong star, and serial smiler, Rex Tso (15-0, 9), who will be fighting for the WBA International Super Flyweight title, the exciting Chinese puncher IK Yang (18-0-0-1, 13), and his opponent Thai opponent Patomsuk Pathompothong (29-2-1, 18), who isn't pictured here.
The show, which takes place this weekend, will have several more media events before fight night. These include the weigh in on Friday and an official press conference tomorrow. Both of these are set to be streamed live on TOPRANK.TV for fans interested in watching them.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com)
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