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Faizan Anwar vs. Ricky Sismundo: Everything you need to know about the fight

LockerRoom Team
19 August 2021

Top-ranked Indian boxer Faizan Anwar will be making his return to the ring on 20 August 2021 as we reported earlier. The 20-year-old will be going up against Ricky Sismundo of The Philippines at the event hosted by D4G Promotions in Conrad, Dubai. Here is everything you need to know about the bout.

Faizan Anwar looking to remain undefeated

Currently, the top-ranked Welterweight in India as per BoxRec and the WBC India Rankings, Faizan Anwar holds a professional record of 7-0 to his name. He is ranked above names like Neeraj Goyat and Vaibhav Singh Yadav who had earlier secured WBC Asia Council titles.

You can check out the complete WBC India Welterweight Rankings for August 2021 below.

Welterweight Rankings: WBC India for August 2021

  1. Faizan Anwar   
  2. Neeraj Goyat
  3. Vaibhav Singh Yadav
  4. Rohan Date
  5. Shiva
  6. Arun Antil
  7. Rahul Kumar
  8. Shivam
  9. Nikhil Sharma
  10. Tej Choudhary

Four of his seven wins came with knockouts as well. His last fight came back in June 2021 when he went up against Justice Addy in Dubai. Faizan secured a unanimous decision win in the fight to remain unbeaten.

Faizan is also ranked 184 in the World as per BoxRec and had started his professional career back in 2019 only after which has embarked on the unbeaten journey. 

Experienced Sismundo looking for a strong comeback

Sismundo, meanwhile, comes in with a wealth of experience and holds a professional record of 35-15-3 to his name. He is coming into the fight on the back of a four-fight losing streak and will be looking to put an end to the same when he fights the young Indian boxer.

The Filipino started his career back in 2006 and has fought all over the world including countries like the Philippines, Canada, Japan, the United States, Australia among others.

Fight Card for the event:

The event had undergone multiple changes over the past week and will now be headlined by the showdown between Hasibullah Ahmadi and Rauf Aghayev when Apichet Petchemanee vs. Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongku will serve as a second headliner. You can checkout the complete fight card for the event below.

  • Hasibullah Ahmadi vs Rauf Aghayev (Featherweight – 10 Rounds)
  • Apichet Petchmanee vs Phumiritdet Chonlathondamrongkun (Lightweight – 10 Rounds)
  • Faizan Anwar vs Ricky Sismundo (Welterweight – 8 Rounds)
  • Bader Samreen vs Sharobiddin Jurakhonov (Junior Welterweight – 6 Rounds)
  • Sultan Al Nuaimi vs Mishiko Shubitdze  (Junior Bantamweight - 4 Rounds)

Pre-Fight Interview of Faizan Anwar

Ahead of the fight, the Indian boxing star talked to IFL TV where he opened up about his fight.

“I watched my opponent. He is from the Philippines and before I already beat two Filipino guys and this is like the third one. This guy is much more experienced than me but it is okay since this is the best time to show up my skills and I’m young and hungry,” he said. You can check out the complete interview below.

How to watch Faizan Anwar vs. Ricky Sismundo in India

Boxing fans in India can watch the showdown between Faizan Anwar and Ricky Sismundo along with the complete fight card on the iFL TV YouTube Channel. The links to the streams are given below.

The undercard stream is expected to start on Friday, 20 August 2021 from 7:20 PM Indian Standard Time.

Main Event Stream

What are your predictions? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.

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