29th August, 2015

The 29th of August, 2015 marked DEF Promotion’s return to Hong Kong after two years of working closely with world renowned promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank Inc. in Macau. Coined “Night of Champions II”, it proved to be a huge success with the 1600-seat hall at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre completely selling out. The 7-bout event featured boxers from 8 different countries: Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Philippines, China, Nepal, Italy, and the United Kingdom. While it was still an event with plenty of overseas talent, Night of Champions II marked DEF Promotions’ shift in focus to put more effort into promoting local talent, with three of the bouts featuring Hong Kong boxers.

However, DEF Promotions still maintained their willingness to work with overseas talent. In Night of Champions II, the fight cards featured three boxers from Australia, one in the main event and one in the co-main event. This increased DEF Promotions’ overseas exposure as Australian media organisations were invited to visit Hong Kong to cover the fight.

The event was spearheaded by Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso (17-0-0), who defeated the former Australian Olympic boxer Brad “The Pocket Rocket” Hore (5-1-0) in a seventh round technical knockout to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Flyweight Title.

Additionally, Australian boxer Kerry Hope (22-7-0) was able to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council Middleweight Title in a twelve round unanimous decision over Poomarase Yoohanngoh (15-10-0).