Jack Pemba with Ivan Byekwaso.

World bodybuilding champion Ivan Byekwaso is getting the bum’s rush from his wallet as he prepares for next international gig … at least compared to when he still had Jack Pemba.

The muscled man who had a nasty breakup with his showoff sponsor Pemba is very broke that he is not sure if he will be able to defend World Championships belt in June.

“Right now I am preparing for the World Championships and I’m looking for $13,000 (about Shs43m) to see me through the tournament,” Byekwaso to Daily Monitor during training at Powerhouse Gym, Nakivubo. “Coach Lorenzo (Gaspar) says he is proud to have coached a winning brand and he can’t afford to see me track back. He wants to see me there in mid May, a month before the tournament in June

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“So I’m appealing to every concerned Ugandan—because this is no longer just about Byekwaso, it’s about Uganda—to come and support me through this endeavour. As always, I will never disappoint you,” the 2015 world’s most muscular man said.

Ivan, just call Pemba.