Ridhwan-Ambunda II in March

Paulus Ambunda giving Muhamad Ridhwan a rough time during his split-decision win to take the IBO super bantamweight world title in September. The Singaporean is eager for another shot at the Namibian as "there's no point fighting easy opponents to ge
Paulus Ambunda giving Muhamad Ridhwan a rough time during his split-decision win to take the IBO super bantamweight world title in September. The Singaporean is eager for another shot at the Namibian as "there's no point fighting easy opponents to get fake confidence".ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Singaporean boxer to train with 'next Pacquiao' ahead of revenge mission

Muhamad Ridhwan was offered a few opponents for his next fight, but Singapore's No. 1 professional boxer had eyes for only one man - Paulus Ambunda.

In September, he lost his unbeaten record to the 38-year-old Namibian, whose split-decision victory after 12 rounds earned him the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) super bantamweight (up to 55kg) world title.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2018, with the headline 'Ridhwan-Ambunda II in March'. Print Edition | Subscribe