Ambunda to fight Ridhwan again

09 Dec 2018 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World Super bantamweight champion, Paulus ‘El Jesus’ Ambunda is set to fight Muhamad Ridhwan for the World Boxing Council Silver Featherweight title on 29 March 2019 in Singapore.
In an interview with Nampa on Saturday, Ambunda’s trainer and promoter, Immanuel ‘Imms’ Moses confirmed the fight.
“The fight will happen next year in Singapore. Everything is in place for the fight to take place. We are now waiting for our colleagues over there to send us promotional materials,” Moses said.
He added that they are also looking at taking along Namibian fans who can afford to buy air tickets and pay hotel accommodation to witness the fight ringside.
Moses explained that although Ambunda has been training hard, he will up the tempo and start a serious camp after the festive season.
“The camp will be a lot easier for Ambunda because he will not have to lose so much weight. Besides when he came back from Singapore last time, he continued working hard in the gym, which will make everything easy for us when we go into camp,” he explained.
Moses said the two boxers will this time meet in the featherweight (57 kg) division and the aim is for Ambunda to be a three-weight division world champion.
Ambunda, who is now 38 years old, first became a world champion in March 2013 when he beat Panya Uthok for the World Boxing Organisation Bantamweight (53.5 kg) title.
He holds a record of 27 wins and two losses from his 29 fights, while his 30-year-old opponent has recorded 11 wins and one loss from his 12 professional fights.
(NAMPA)
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