Pro combat sports on the rise in Singapore, but challenges are aplenty

Singaporean boxing promoter Arvind Lalwani (centre) with the professional boxers under his charge (from left) Muhammad Ashiq, Nurshahidah Roslie and Rafi Majid.
Singaporean boxing promoter Arvind Lalwani (centre) with the professional boxers under his charge (from left) Muhammad Ashiq, Nurshahidah Roslie and Rafi Majid. PHOTO: WONG YOON SANN

SINGAPORE - Towards the end of his six-round bout against Malaysian Keng Fai Hui at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last April, Singaporean professional boxer Alexandrew David suffered a nasty cut on his right eyebrow.

The gash was bad enough for the ringside doctor to advise him to go to a hospital, where David received 13 stitches.

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