I entered a Facebook contest and managed to score 2 tickets for The Roar of Singapore III to catch Muhamad Ridhwan better known as The Chosen Wan for the IBO Intercontinental Title yesterday.
Ridhwan did not disappoint the home crowd as he continued his unbeaten streak to 9 after defeating Namibian fighter Nataneal Sebastian (who was also unbeaten before this match) to win the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) international super featherweight title.
I brought along my date which is obviously Ann and we had one fantastic night catching all the action from the ringside at Suntec City even though we knew little of the sport. 😛
We were expecting a Knock-Out but were glad enough that the match was intense throughout the whole 12 rounds. Best of all our Homeboy was still fresh and hyped up even after the match ended in his favour.
This is Ridhwan’s 2nd title after the three-time SEA Games bronze medallist beat Tanzanian World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African champion Fadhili Majiha via KO after four rounds, to win the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) world super-featherweight crown.
We will definitely track Ridhwan’s performances as he will be defending his title in Dalian, China early next year. We look forward to more of his fights and making Singaporeans proud to have a World Boxing Champion in our little red dot.
Photos by Ringstar