Ridhwan to fight Pipat for IBO title

Muhamad Ridhwan landing a right on Filipino Jeson Umbal during his majority win to take the IBO intercontinental featherweight title at the Indoor Stadium last month. The Singaporean wants to be able to retain his power when he moves down to the supe
Muhamad Ridhwan landing a right on Filipino Jeson Umbal during his majority win to take the IBO intercontinental featherweight title at the Indoor Stadium last month. The Singaporean wants to be able to retain his power when he moves down to the super bantamweight class.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

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The opponent for the biggest fight of Muhamad Ridhwan's career to date has been confirmed.

The local professional boxer will face Pipat Chaiporn for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) super bantamweight (55kg) world title at the Roar of Singapore 5 event in Singapore on Sept 29.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Ridhwan to fight Pipat for IBO title'. Print Edition | Subscribe