Boxing: Big switch for revenge bout

Top local pro boxer Muhamad Ridhwan with Joven Jimenez, head trainer at the Survival Camp in Cavite, Philippines, during his earlier training stint.
Top local pro boxer Muhamad Ridhwan with Joven Jimenez, head trainer at the Survival Camp in Cavite, Philippines, during his earlier training stint.PHOTO COURTESY OF MUHAMAD RIDHWAN

Ridhwan will train in Philippines with coach Joven Jimenez for rematch against Ambunda

It is a new year, and for Singapore's top professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan, this means a new approach.

For the first time since turning pro three years ago, the 31-year-old will not work with long-time trainer Rey Caitom Jr to prepare for a fight - the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver featherweight title bout against Namibian Paulus Ambunda on March 29 in the Republic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2019, with the headline 'Big switch for revenge bout'. Print Edition | Subscribe