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

“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.