Boxing: Weighting game for local pro boxer Muhamad Ridhwan as he gears up for IBO fight

He faces the biggest fight of his career - an International Boxing Organization title match on April 20. Singapore boxing world champion Muhamad Ridhwan shows The Straits Times how he manages his gruelling training and several businesses.
Ridhwan's regular weight is 67kg and he normally starts to cut down on food about two months before each fight to lose 10kg. He says he finds boxing easier than juggling three businesses on a daily basis.
Ridhwan's regular weight is 67kg and he normally starts to cut down on food about two months before each fight to lose 10kg. He says he finds boxing easier than juggling three businesses on a daily basis.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Discipline is paramount for local pro boxer in the lead-up to high-stakes IBO bout on Friday

Getting punched in the face for a living is something that Singapore's top-ranked professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan can deal with.

What he struggles with is people offering him some of his favourite food when he is trying to make weight for a fight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2018, with the headline 'Weighting game for Ridhwan'. Print Edition | Subscribe