Rex Tso

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Rex Tso Sing-yu
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Wonder Kid
Weight(s)Super flyweight
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
NationalityHong Kong
Born (1987-07-15) July 15, 1987 (age 31)
Tuen Mun, British Hong Kong
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins22
Wins by KO13
Losses0

Rex Tso Sing-yu (in Chinese): 曹星如; born 15 July 1987) is a Hong Kong professional boxer. He has won several regional titles at super-flyweight and has been ranked in the world top 10 by the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO.

Professional career[edit]

Tso won the WBC Asia Continental Super Flyweight title in December 2012 in a bruising 12-round contest against Timur Shailezov of Kyrgyzstan, stopping his opponent in the 10th round. He then captured the WBO Asia-Pacific Junior Bantamweight title against Mako Matsuyama in February 2014, winning by TKO in the 8th round of the 10-round contest. Tso then added the WBA International Super Flyweight title to his collection after defeating Michael Enriquez in March 2015. He then captured the WBC Asia Super Flyweight title against Brad Hore in August 2015 and the WBO International Junior Bantamweight title against Ryuto Maekawa in October 2016.[1]

On March 11, 2017, he successfully defended his WBO International and WBC Asian Boxing Council titles and claimed the WBO Asia-Pacific title against Hirofumi Mukai. Tso battered Mukai and dropped him twice before finishing him with a left to the body in the 8th round. With the win, Tso improved his record to 21-0.[2] In October 2017, Tso faced former WBA world champion Kohei Kono. Tso had sought to fight Kono while the latter a world champion, but was unable to draw him into the ring.[3] After six rounds, Tso was unable to continue due to swelling around his eye. Nevertheless, Tso remained unbeaten by winning a technical decision.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
22 fights 22 wins 0 losses
By knockout 13 0
By decision 9 0
By disqualification 0 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Win 22–0 Japan Kohei Kono TD 7 (12) Oct 7, 2017 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Retained WBO International super-flyweight title;
Unanimous TD after Tso sustained swelling from an accidental head clash
21 Win 21–0 Japan Hirofumi Mukai KO 8 (12), 0:37 Mar 11, 2017 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Retained WBC–ABCO and WBO International super-flyweight titles;
Won WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight title
20 Win 20–0 Japan Ryuto Maekawa UD 10 Oct 8, 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Retained WBC–ABCO super-flyweight title;
Won vacant WBO International super-flyweight title
19 Win 19–0 South Korea Young Gil Bae TKO 4 (12), 2:57 May 14, 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Retained WBC–ABCO super-flyweight title;
Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight title
18 Win 18–0 Australia Bradley Hore TKO 7 (10), 2:57 Aug 29, 2015 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Won vacant WBC–ABCO super-flyweight title
17 Win 17–0 Thailand Phum Kunmat TKO 4 (8), 2:55 Jul 18, 2015 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
16 Win 16–0 Philippines Michael Enriquez UD 10 Mar 7, 2015 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Won vacant WBA International super-flyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Indonesia Espinos Sabu UD 8 Nov 23, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
14 Win 14–0 Indonesia John Bajawa TKO 5 (8), 0:48 Jul 19, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
13 Win 13–0 Thailand Nattaphong Panpaew UD 10 May 31, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Japan Mako Matsuyama TKO 8 (10), 1:27 Feb 22, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained WBC–ABCO Continental super-flyweight title;
Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight title
11 Win 11–0 Thailand Chaloemchai Khrithammarat TKO 1 (6), 2:29 Nov 24, 2013 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
10 Win 10–0 Thailand Rusalee Samor MD 6 Jul 27, 2013 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
9 Win 9–0 Thailand Wandee Singwancha TKO 4 (12), 1:04 May 28, 2013 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Retained WBC–ABCO Continental super-flyweight title
8 Win 8–0 Kyrgyzstan Timur Shailezov RTD 10 (12), 3:00 Dec 11, 2012 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Won vacant WBCABCO Continental super-flyweight title
7 Win 7–0 Thailand Manot Comput UD 4 May 5, 2012 Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
6 Win 6–0 Thailand Torsak Singabasak TKO 1 (10), 1:55 Apr 26, 2012 Hong Kong Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong
5 Win 5–0 Philippines Aldrin Janer TKO 4 (4), 0:34 Feb 19, 2012 Philippines Balibago Gym, Santa Rosa, Philippines
4 Win 4–0 Philippines Mabert Paulino UD 4 Jan 28, 2012 Philippines Recom Dome, Caloocan City, Philippines
3 Win 3–0 Philippines Jeffrey Pajaroja TKO 2 (4), 1:52 Dec 14, 2011 Philippines Brusmick Compound Gym, Santa Rosa, Philippines
2 Win 2–0 Unknown KO 1 (4), 1:09 Oct 25, 2011 China Yiliang, People's Republic of China
1 Win 1–0 China Xian Qian Wei UD 4 Sep 12, 2011 Hong Kong Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big step: Hong Kong hero Rex Tso battles overtime to earn his 20th, and toughest, pro victory against bruising Ryuto Maekawa". scmp.com.
  2. ^ http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2078139/hong-kong-fighter-rex-tso-extends-winning-streak-21-after-knocking
  3. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/kohei-kono-rex-tso-showdown-works-march--100470
  4. ^ http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2114367/live-blog-rex-tso-v-kohei-kono

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Karoon Jarupianlerd
WBCABCO Continental super-flyweight champion
Dec 11, 2012 – Jan 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Hong Kyoon Shin
Vacant
Title last held by
Arthur Villanueva
WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight champion
Feb 22, 2014 – Jul 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Karoon Jarupianlerd
Vacant
Title last held by
David Sánchez
WBA International super-flyweight champion
Mar 7, 2015 – Nov 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Yohei Tobe
Vacant
Title last held by
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
WBC–ABCO super-flyweight champion
Aug 29, 2015 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Rakniran Muadransarakam
WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight champion
May 14, 2016 – Sep 2016
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Shota Kawaguchi
Vacant
Title last held by
Paul Butler
WBO International super-flyweight champion
Oct 8, 2016 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hirofumi Mukai
WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight champion
Mar 11, 2017 – present
Incumbent