Boxing: Fash Kamarudin to take on Thai Sumalee Tongpootorn for first pro fight in April

SINGAPORE - Like her moniker, Fash Kamarudin wants to be "The Face" of women's boxing in Singapore as she prepares for her first professional fight.

The 26-year-old will face Thailand's Sumalee Tongpootorn on April 20 in the Roar of Singapore IV - Night of Champions event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Fash, a coach at Spartans Boxing Club, started dabbling in the sport after a leg injury hindered her progress in muay thai and football.

She said: "I would like to be the face of Singapore's women's boxing and a strong female figure who empowers women to do what they love, to be confident and to never stop learning and upgrading themselves.

"I worked in the early childhood sector for five years and did boxing part-time.

"I realised I wanted to box full-time because I didn't want to regret not pursuing it when I get older. Spartans Boxing Club hired me, and moulded me into a coach and also trained me for my fights."

Ringstar founder and chief executive officer Scott Farrell added: "Fash is a female standout in the boxing scene. She has proven herself in amateur boxing and has proudly represented Singapore during the 28th SEA Games (in 2015 in Singapore).

"She is more than ready and able to become the local face of female boxing in Singapore."

In the same event, Dasmarinas will take on Karim Guerfi for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world title, while local favourite Mohd Ridwhan will face Jeson Umbal in the IBO world title eliminator bout.

Tickets go on sale on Jan 29. For more information, please visit www.ringstar-boxing.com