THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: SHANGHAI FIGHT NIGHT ARRIVES THIS DECEMBER
Six Professional Boxers from China, Brazil and France will Converge on Shanghai on December 6th for a Glamorous Black Tie Gala Dinner, three Pro Boxing and five White-Collar Boxing Bouts
SHANGHAI FIGHT NIGHT IS A GLAMOROUS BLACKTIE EVENT AND NOT SOME GRITTY, GROTTY AND DIRTY EVENT IN A SHED!
DRESS CODE IS BLACKTIE AS BEFITS THE HYATT ON BUND SETTING AND PRICES!
This December 6th 2014, China Sports Promotions (the team behind Brawl on the Wall, Brawl on the Bund, Mayhem in Macao and Taipei Fight Night) in association with sponsors The Venetian Macao and the Cotai Ring Club will host the fourth Shanghai Fight Night at the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai.
Headlining the night is professional MMA fighter-turned-boxer bad boy Rodrigo Benedito Caporal from Brazil making his China debut against northern China’s Liu ‘Lightning’ Yue.
The evening’s fight-card gets underway with five white-collar boxing bouts, with 10 office workers from Shanghai who have been in training at Golden Gloves Gym in Shanghai for three months facing off in front of a sell-out crowd of friends and fight fans.
Then as the night and gala dinner draws on, the professional fights get underway with France’s Ennaceri Mourad facing off against China’s Su ‘AK-47’ Cheng, and an all Chinese fight between Beijing’ s Zhao Chong Yang the ‘Daring Fighter’ and 18-year-old Liu Ming Fei, the ‘War Chariot’.
Outside of the ring, the evening will be dripping in glitz and glamour from the very start with a full-on red carpet entrance, television crews and photographers snapping away.
A four-course dinner will be served to a crowd of glammed-up guests cheering on the fighters between toasts of champagne in what has become one of the highlights of Shanghai’s social calendar.
The mix of professional fights with white-collar bouts has become central to the success of the event in the last two years. It offers both the chance for regular people in Shanghai to challenge themselves to the discipline of training for a fight, and it is also a platform, in front of 600 fans, for young professional boxers from around the world.
That opportunity for professional boxers to showcase their skills means they can use the event as a stepping stone to get help gaining better access to training, sponsorship and career development.
It is this professional boxing side of Shanghai Fight Night, and The Venetian Macao’s continuous support of professional boxing in China, that has really started to change the landscape of boxing’s exposure across the country and Asia. With the success of Shanghai Fight Night, China Sports Promotions will be expanding the event even further across Asia in 2015 as the appetite for boxing grows further.
“Year after year the white-collar boxing event Brawl on the Bund is sold out, and after nine successful Brawl events and now three successful Shanghai Fight Nights, I see people’s attitudes are changing positively towards the sport,” says China Sports Promotions CEO Shane Benis.
“There is more interest, there is a buzz about boxing. A lot of this has to do with The Venetian Macao – they have brought 'big boxing' to China by hosting world class events like the Clash in Cotai, and the upcoming Clash in Cotai II, featuring Pacquiao vs Algieri on November 23 at the Cotai Arena. People are finally interested in boxing here. And it is here to stay!”
Shanghai Fight Night
Saturday, December 6th 2014, 7 pm
Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, Shanghai
Ringside Tables RMB 16,000
Gold Tables RMB 12,000
Silver Tables RMB 10,000
Each table has 10 seats
The Silver and Gold tiers feature entertainment, a four-course dinner, free flow wine and beer. Ringside tables serve complimentary champagne.
Phone: +86 (21) 3223 0563
For more information visit www.wcbc.info
About China Sports Promotions
China Sports Promotions is a Shanghai based events company dedicated to developing the sport of boxing in China. CSP’s portfolio of events includes the already proven amateur White Collar Boxing China charity fight nights: Brawl On The Bund and Brawl On The Wall.
Collectively CSP has raised over USD 300,000 in donations for charity organisations in China through white collar events. In 2013 CSP launched its first professional fight nights called Shanghai Fight Night and has since organized 3 events.
In 2014 in addition to launching white collar boxing in Macao, CSP will launch Taipei Fight Night which will be a half white collar boxing half professional boxing fight night.
Their focus is now to develop professional boxing where the goal is to provide Chinese based fighters with access to sponsorship for training and career development through both local and international fight nights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Golden Gloves Gym
All white collar boxers train at golden gloves boxing gym in Shanghai, a gym started to raise awareness and participation in the sport by former Mexican golden gloves champion Alfonso Cuadra, Shane Benis and David Li.
The gym has an 'anyone is welcome' approach to the public, and has had over 2000 people through its doors since it opened in 2011. For more information on the gym please visit their website at www.goldenglovesgym.com
About Title Sponsor 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 300 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 Title Sponsor the Cotai Ring Club
The Cotai Ring Club is one of the most exciting clubs in Asia for dedicated sports fans, bringing the best in action-packed sporting events to Macao, including: Top Rank boxing, featuring the likes of the legendary Manny Pacquiao and two-time Olympic Gold medallist Zou Shiming; multiple UFC events; Muay Thai; white collar boxing; plus world-class professional tennis, basketball and golf events, and more.
Members benefit from advance event notice, seat access privileges and packages crafted especially for them, as well as special member events and themed Cotai Ring Club merchandise and gifts.
To sign up to become the Cotai Ring Club member, visit www.venetianmacao.com/macau-entertainment/cotai-ring-club.html.