Ridhwan targets convincing win in front of home fans

Muhamad Ridhwan wearing a suit during the Roar of Singapore IV press conference yesterday. He will face Filipino Jeson Umbal (above) for the International Boxing Organisation intercontinental featherweight title at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorr
Muhamad Ridhwan wearing a suit during the Roar of Singapore IV press conference yesterday. He will face Filipino Jeson Umbal (above) for the International Boxing Organisation intercontinental featherweight title at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

He may be ranked nine places below his opponent, but Singapore professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan does not see himself as the underdog when he takes to the ring tomorrow for the biggest fight of his career.

The featherweight boxer, ranked 58th in the world, will face Filipino Jeson Umbal, 24, for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) intercontinental featherweight title at the Roar of Singapore IV at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Ridhwan targets convincing win in front of home fans'. Print Edition | Subscribe