Retirement off, WBC bout on for Ridhwan

Ridhwan (right) sparring with an at-risk youth under The Chosen Wan (TCW) Cares Programme. His March 29 bout is a rematch of his split-decision loss to Namibian Paulus Ambunda last September.
Ridhwan (right) sparring with an at-risk youth under The Chosen Wan (TCW) Cares Programme. His March 29 bout is a rematch of his split-decision loss to Namibian Paulus Ambunda last September.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Boxer says team 'now aligned towards same goal' and vows to turn the tables on Ambunda

A "clash of ideas" led to his shock "retirement" announcement last week, but top local professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan now says that he has his eyes firmly focused on winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver featherweight title on March 29 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 31-year-old told The Straits Times yesterday: "The magnitude of the event, long training camp overseas, sponsorships, collaborations and many other issues inevitably bring a new kind of pressure... We are all learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2019, with the headline 'Retirement off, WBC bout on for Ridhwan'. Print Edition | Subscribe