With a nickname like “The Wonder Kid,” Rex is tailor-made for our list. The city’s top professional boxer is the first Hongkonger to make a sustainable full-time career out of his love for the sport. With an amazing streak of 21 victories (at the time of writing) dating back to 2011, he’s a true local phenomenon—albeit one who still takes the MTR and is delightfully down to earth.
Talk to anyone who’s anyone in the boxing business and they’ll tell you that Rex has demonstrated impressive poise, focus and stamina for someone still so young, blazing a trail for other athletes who aspire to a career in professional sports. Let him inspire you—but woe to those who encounter him in the ring.
Find him on Instagram @rextso
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