(Macao, July 19, 2015) – Victory at The Venetian, the ninth boxing event from Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., provided another evening of world-class sporting entertainment for the packed crowd at The Cotai Arena at The Venetian® Macao, Saturday, July 18.
The multi-bout card was headlined by China’s “IK” Lian Hui Yang and who took on César "El Distinto" Cuenca for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight world championship. The feast of boxing also featured Denis "Genghis Khan" Shafikov and Roy Mukhlis’ 10-round super featherweight bout, Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire and Anthony Settoul’s 10-round super bantamweight bout, and Hong Kong’s Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso’s fight against Khunkhiri Wisaruth, as well as “The Macao Kid” Ng Kuok Kun in separate bout.
Qu Peng defeats Michael Van Nimwegen
Unanimous decision after 6 rounds
58-56, 58-56, 58-56
“The Macao Kid” Ng Kuok Kun defeats Phompetch Gym
KO Round 4 (2:02)
Rex Tso defeats Khunkhiri Wisaruth
Khunkhiri Wisaruth defeats Rex Tso
TKO in Round 4 (2:55)
Jose Ramirez defeats Ryusei Yoshida
TKO in Round 4 (0:01)
Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire defeats Anthony Settoul
TKO in Round 2 (1:04)
Denis "Genghis Khan" Shafikov defeats Roy Mukhlis
TKO in Round 3 (1:14)
Ju Young Kwon versus Zulpikar Maimaitiali
Technical draw in Round 2 (1:28)
César "El Distinto" Cuenca defeats "Ik" Yang Lian Hui
Unanimous decision after 12 rounds
117-108, 115-110, 116-109
Wins IBF junior welterweight world championship
Victory at The Venetian was Sands China’s latest world-class sporting event and part of its multi-tiered entertainment strategy aimed at diversifying Macao’s tourism economy through the varied offerings at its Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao integrated resort city. It is also contributing to Macao’s development into one of Asia’s top entertainment hubs and a world centre of tourism and leisure.
Entertainment at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
For information about upcoming shows and events, visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-shows.html and www.sandsmacao.com/entertainment.html.
About The Venetian® Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites.
1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 350 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
About Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with more than 650 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.5 million square feet (140,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao… Be at the Centre of It All! For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com.