With an infectious and never ending smile alongside an exciting and aggressive style Rex Tso (15-0, 9) is a promoters dream. Throw in the fact that Tso has a really good back story turning from a lazy child to a star fighter and possible future world champion and can you understand why Top Rank have been so excited about using Tso's services on their Macau shows in the past.
It'll come as little surprise than that Top Rank have announced that they will be co-promoting Tso for the next 2 years alongside Tso's long term promoter DEF Promotions, the Hong Kong based promotional outfit that have helped nature Tso from lazy under-achiever to a big draw in both his native Hong Kong and in Macau.
Tso has been a staple of the Macau cards and has helped give us some of the most exciting fights in Macau. His war with Rusalee Samor goes down as the toughest bout of his career, and was probably a lucky escape for Tso, whilst his slugfest with Mako Matsuyama was nothing short of breath taking action from both, before Matsuyama succumbed to the intense offensive onslaught of Tso. The booming popularity and wins have helped boost him up the world rankings and he now sits on the verge of a WBA Super Flyweight world title bout with Japan's Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13), incidentally a stablemate of Matsuyama's.
It's thought that if Tso can win impressively this coming weekend against Filipino fighter Michael Enriquez (10-2-1, 6) then the bout against Kono will be made for Summer, as long as Kono can get past his yet to be named opponent in May. If that happens then Top Rank could have yet another world champion on their books as they continue to grow and they could end up having Hong Kong's first ever world champion. Of course beating Kono is no given but it's certainly not an impossible task for a young and energetic fighter like Tso.
For those interested in Tso, and his start in boxing, we suggest you try and read the brilliant feature from this month's Boxing Monthly written by Mark Butcher. It's an incredibly insightful piece into of the nice guys of boxing.
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