Muhammad Waseem Pakistan’s first boxer to win WBC silver flyweight title

Muhammad Waseem
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Sunday, the Quetta-born Muhammad Waseem won his first silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines in the World Boxing Council (WBC) held at the Hilton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Waseem is the only professional boxer to be representing Pakistan at the event. Unfortunately, politics and corruption have hit boxing like other sports in the country. Therefore, talented boxers such as Waseem hardly make it to the international arena. He came to the scene when he began his professional career in South Korea last year winning the Korean Bantamweight title on his debut. Till date, he has won four fights while the first three ended in knockouts. His unbeaten streak of wins has made his countrymen proud.

He is widely known as ‘Falcon Khan’ for his swift boxing style. At the age of 28, he is looking fitter and faster while supporting a weight of 112 pounds. Muhammad Waseem is currently working with a Korean promoter named Andy Kim and was trained by Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Jeff Mayweather in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Sunday’s fight.

After winning the flyweight title, Waseem is set to appear in the top four by the WBC with a chance to fight for a world title fight soon.