31 May 2014 (Saturday)
It may be the Year of the Horse, but May will be the Month of the Featherweight at The Venetian® Macao, where it will host Featherweight Fury – a championship event with three featherweight world title main event fights on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Cotai Arena.
Four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO "The Filipino Flash" DONAIRE will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) undisputed featherweight world champion SIMPIWE "V12" VETYEKA Also fighting will be undefeated WBA champ Nicholas Walters, IBF champ Evgeny Gradovish and No. 1 contender Alexander Miskirtchian.
Also not to miss the undercard boasts local favorites IK Yang, Macau’s own Kuok Kun Ng, and the undefeated WBC super-flyweight champion Rex Tso.
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|Time:||30 May 2014 (Friday) 3:00pm|
*Note: Admissions will be granted only to persons aged 21 and above.
|Time:||31 May 2014 (Saturday) 5:30pm|
*Note: Admissions will be granted only to persons aged 13 and above.
|Ticket Prices:||MOP/HKD 3280 (GOLD Reserve)|
| MOP/HKD 1280 (SILVER Reserve)
MOP/HKD 880 (A Reserve)
MOP/HKD 680 (B Reserve)
MOP/HKD 480 (C Reserve)
MOP/HKD 280 (D Reserve)
MOP/HKD 80 (E Reserve)
Ticket limit = 8 tickets per person
Note: All purchasers must adhere to this ticket limit. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by CotaiTicketing™ in its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, billing address or credit card.
FEATHERWEIGHT FURY AFTER-PARTY with THE DAWN and the BLEU RASCALS!
Come to Bellini Lounge after the fight for the official After-Party of Featherweight Fury, featuring Filipino superstar rockers The Dawn and blues trio The Bleu Rascals. Entrance is free. Plus, fight ticket holders get one free drink by presenting their ticket stub. Come party all night long starting from 9pm, 31 May (Saturday). Hurry and Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see the Rock Stars and the Trio Blues band up close and Let's Make it A Night To Remember.
Time: 31 May 2014 (Saturday) doors open at 9:00pm
Venue: Bellini Lounge
Filipino superstar rockers - The Dawn
Blues trio - The Bleu Rascals
Hotel and Ticket Packages including two Featherweight Fury tickets + hotel room, starting from just MOP/HKD2,380++*
Featherweight Fury package includes:
- One night accommodation for two
- Two tickets to the event
*Prices vary by hotel and ticket level, as below:
|Hotel||Ticket Level||Starting Price|
|The Venetian Macao||Silver Reserve||MOP/HKD$4,400++|
|Conrad Macao, Cotai Central||Gold Reserve||MOP/HKD$7,700++|
|Holiday Inn Macao, Cotai Central||Silver Reserve||MOP/HKD$3,800++|
|Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central||Silver Reserve||MOP/HKD$3,892++|
|Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip||Gold Reserve||MOP/HKD$8,680++|
|Book Your Package By Phone:|
|Macao||+853 2882 8818|
|Hong Kong||+852 6333 6660|
|China||4001 20 6618|
*Great value round-trip Cotai Water Jet ferry travel between Hong Kong and Macau is also available. Please contact us for details.
*Book additional nights and enjoy exclusive special rates on your stay.
*Full payment by VISA/MASTERCARD/JCB/AMERICAN EXPRESS is required at time of booking, phone orders only.
*Bookings are on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability.
|MUHAMMAD IMAM (Indonesia)||VS.||KUOK KUN NG (Macao)||Super Welterweight||4 ROUNDS|
|EUNCHANG LEE (Korea)||VS.||ESQUIVA FALCAO (Brazil)||Middleweight||6 ROUNDS|
|YASUTAKA ISHIMOTO (Japan)||VS.||CHRIS AVALOS (USA)||IBF Junior Featherweight Eliminator||12 ROUNDS|
|GEISLER AP (Indonesia)||VS.||IK YANG (China)||Super Lightweight||6 ROUNDS|
|RATCHASAK KOKIETGYM (Thailand)||VS.||REX TSO (Hong Kong)||WBO Asia Pacific Jr. Bantamweight Title||10 ROUNDS|
|ALEXANDER MISKIRTCHIAN (Belgium)||VS.||EVGENY GRADOVICH (Russia)||IBF Featherweight Title||12 ROUNDS|
|VIC DARCHINYAN (USA)||VS.||NICHOLAS WALTERS (Jamaica)||WBA World Featherweight Title||12 ROUNDS|
|NONITO DONAIRE (Philippines)||VS.||SIMPIWE VETYEKA (Republic of South Africa)||WBA World Featherweight Title||12 ROUNDS|
*ALL BOUTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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NONITO DONAIRE JR - Four-division World Champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year
Donaire (32-2, 20 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in Las Vegas, has been a consensus Top-10 pound-for-pound fighter for several years. His banner year in 2012 included four world championship victories. He beat former world champion Israel Vazquez, Jr. to capture the vacant WBO junior featherweight title, then unified the title by defeating IBF junior bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula. He lost his title to undefeated Cuban sensation and WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in a title unification bout at a sold-out Radio City Music Hall on April 13, 2013. Donaire’s last fight was a ninth-round knockout victory of Darchinyan in their eagerly-awaited rematch which took place on November 9, 2013.
SIMPIWE VETYEKA - World Boxing Association (WBA) Undisputed Featherweight World Champion
Vetyeka (26-2, 15 KOs), of Mdantsane, South Africa, will be making the first defence of the title he won from the legendary Chris John. A 12-year professional, four of Vetyeka’s five last victories have been by knockout. He scored a major upset to win his world title last December, knocking out the undefeated defending WBA featherweight champion John in the sixth round. John had celebrated the 10th year of his title reign two months earlier, which included 18 title defences.
VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYAN - Two-division World Champion
Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs), a native of Armenia whose home base has been Sydney, Australia, is one of the lower division's most exciting fighters. A member of Armenia’s 2000 Olympic boxing team, he won his first world title in his 22nd professional bout, knocking out undefeated IBF flyweight champion Irene Pacheco in the 11th round of their 2004 battle, ending Pacheco’s five-year reign. During his own three-year tenure as world champion, Darchinyan successfully defended his title six times – all by stoppage – against the division’s top contenders. After losing the title and his undefeated record to Donaire, in 2007, Darchinyan moved up in weight and claimed the IBF junior bantamweight crown, knocking out defending champion Dimitri Kirilov in the fifth round. Last November, Darchinyan finally got his long-awaited rematch with Donaire.
EVGENY “The Mexican Russian” GRADOVICH - Undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) Champion
Gradovich (18-0, 9 KOs), of Igrim, Russia, captured the IBF featherweight title on March 1, 2013, winning a gritty split decision over defending champion Billy Dib. He has successfully defended the twice – both at Cotai Arena – where he has developed a rabid fan following. At Fists of Gold II last July, Gradovich won a dominating unanimous decision over Mauricio Muñoz and on the November 24 Pacquiao-Rios undercard, he knocked out Dib in the ninth round of their rematch.
REX TSO - “The Wonder Kid”
At the age of 26, Rex is a two-year pro. A rising young contender at 115 pounds, he is a very popular performer in his home area.
2013 - on 11-24-13 in Macau he won by TKO (1st round) against Susu Sithjadaeng (7-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios main event, and Rex quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 1st round - Sithjadaeng got up, but Rex rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:29.
NG KUOK KUN - “The Macao Kid”
At the age of 23, Ng is a one-year pro. A prospect at 154 pounds, he made his pro debut on May 28, 2013, in Hong Kong and won a four-round majority decision against Nibesh Ghale. On 11-24-13 in Macau he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Youjie Zeng (4-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios main event; Ng dominated the fight, and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecard.
Ng Kuok Kun defeats Muhammad Imam
KO in Round 1 (0:56)
Esquiva Falcao defeats Eunchang Lee
Unanimous after 6 rounds
59-55, 59-54, 58-55
Chris Avalos defeats Yasutaka Ishimoto
TKO in Round 8 (0:44)
Ik Yang defeats Geisler Ap
KO in Round 1 (2:24)
Rex Tso defeats Ratchasak Kokietgym
Unanimous decision after 10 rounds
96-92, 97-91, 97-91
Retains WBO Asia Pacific junior bantamweight title
Evgeny Gradovich defeats Alexander Miskirtchian
Unanimous decision after 12 rounds
117-110, 117-110, 118-110
Retains IBF featherweight title
Nicholas Walters defeats Vic Darchinyan
KO in Round 5 (2:22)
Retains WBA world featherweight title
Nonito Donaire defeats Simpiwe Vetyeka
Unanimous decision after 5 rounds
49-46, 49-46, 49-46
Wins WBA world featherweight title