Mike Tyson Attends Ruenroeng v Casimero Rematch
Mike Tyson appears at Ruenroeng v Casimero weigh-ins which was held at Chinese Great Wall ahead of their IBF world championship rematch on Wednesday 25th May 26 in Beijing, China / Pic: BoxingScene

Rob Powdrill takes on Meng Fanlong at the Ruenroeng v Casimero rematch on Wednesday 25th May in Beijing, China. Mike Tyson attends the event.

Australian boxer Robert Powdrill (6-2, 1) is fighting Chinese 2012 Olympian Fanlong Meng (6-0, 4) in the IBF flyweight world championship card Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5) v John Riel Casimero (21-3, 13). The appearance of Mike Tyson reportedly happens due to an online survey (Weibo) where Chinese fans voted for a ‘boxer they’d like to see most at IBF world conference on May 23 to 28.

The Powdrill v Meng bout was officially revealed early May when Asian Boxing released that Thairath, AKA Thai TV channel 32, provides coverage of the event. It was also outlined that Powdrill ‘is a genuinely tough task for Meng’. Additionally, two weeks ago The West Australian quoted Australian boxer Danny Green saying ‘Rob Powdrill’s a ripper, you don’t have to wonder where he is’. However it seems no easier for Aussie ‘Powerdrill’, since Chinese Meng is an undefeated southpaw who holds a six-fight record with 67% KO ratio.

Powdrill Faces Chinese Olympian Meng Fanlong

The event is held at Diamond Court in Beijing, China. The headliner will see a rematch between IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng from Thailand and Filipino John Riel Casimero. Supersport reports that their original encounter last June in Bangkok, Thailand was a ‘foul-filled wrestling match’. Philboxing adds that the rematch was ordered by the IBF that saw a controversial handling of their first bout by referee Larry Doggett, who ‘failed to call several infractions by Ruenroeng including two take-downs in a foul-infested bout’.

BoxingScene shares that Mike Tyson, a former undisputed heavyweight world champion, arrived in China to help promote a championship event which is part of the ongoing convention connected to the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Tyson presented at the weigh-ins ceremony that was held at Chinese landmark the Great Wall. He is expect to appear at the boxing gala at Diamond Court on Wednesday 25th May.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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