Pro combat sports: Time is ripe for a commission, but to be filled with 'right' people

Top pro boxer Muhamad Ridhwan (left) said a commission would help ensure fighters' rights and safety are protected.
Top pro boxer Muhamad Ridhwan (left) said a commission would help ensure fighters' rights and safety are protected.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Local combat sports promoter Willip Ho once attended a boxing event where one fighter, with 13 professional fights under his belt, took on a debutant.

Unsurprisingly, a swift knockout win for the vastly more experienced boxer followed.

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