Published On: Sat, Oct 8th, 2016

Boxer Waseem sets to defend title



Muhammad Waseem, Pakistan’s only professional boxer, who is the currently World Boxing Council (WBC) silver champion, is going to guard his title on 27 November in South Korea’s capital Seoul, stating that he considers that humble down a hard competitor similar to Philippines’ Geimel Magramo will just add to his records.

Waseem, who succeeded the WBC silver flyweight title later than beating Filipino boxer Jether Oliva in July, has the goal to realize his eventual aim of becoming the WBC champion by taking on WBC world super flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez afterward. However prior to that, he requires enlarging his profile.

The 29-year-old astonished spectators when he won the silver title in only the fourth fight of his professional career.

The boxer from Quetta, Baluchistan is in the US and preparing with Jeff Mayweather till the subsequent month.

Waseem told in an interview that “I want to win this fight, but Magramo is a formidable opponent with a great record,” Waseem further stated that “I’ve just started getting back on the track with Jeff after a break.”

Magramo, 22, is very experienced than Waseem on the pro circuit, has performed 63 rounds in 17 bouts and is unbeatable in his career up to now.

Waseem, who is at present training as a minimum six hours a day, thinks the sum of time he uses in fighting with diverse boxers will make a difference.

Waseem told that “My target is to have at least 100-102 sparring rounds — ideally more,” he further continued by saying that “I’m spending a lot of time in physical training too, but the biggest advantage of training in the US is that we get a variety of sparring partners — from Puerto Rico to Phoenix.” 

Known for his quick and swift style of boxing, he goes by the nickname ‘Falcon Khan’.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.