Published On: Sat, Jul 23rd, 2016

Quetta is celebrating Boxing champion Waseem’s victory



World Boxing Council Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem has stated that he desired to turn back to his home in Quetta immediately as he won the belt with the intention that his city could celebrate his accomplishment.

Waseem won the designation later than defeating Philippines’ Jether Oliva on July 17 in South Korea and turned the initial Pakistani who has performed it, whereas it was just his fourth professional fight that creates it an all the much exclusive achievement.

The 28-year-old boxer was stating in an interview “I just wanted to come home, even though my manager suggested otherwise,” Waseem further added by saying that “It is a big moment for me and people in Quetta were extremely happy, the celebrations are still on. My promoter, Andy Kim, told me to stay back in Korea, but I convinced him to let me come. I’m happy I gave them a reason to celebrate.”

Waseem further continued that Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri had as well contacted him and offered to sponsor his US visit that will be affirmed in a week.


Waseem further shared that “It’s like I forced the authorities to see this… this belt is prestigious, and now Cheif Minister Zehri has told me that he wants to sponsor my training and hopefully a fight in the US too. It’s great news for me and Kim as well, as he had put up a lot of money for me to get the title,”

Whereas Zehri proclaimed Rs0.5 million cash prize for Waseem, business tycoon Malik Riaz as well pronounced Rs1 million as a gift for the champion’s success.

Nevertheless, Waseem told that he has not been contacted by Riaz. The boxer revealed that “I haven’t met Riaz. He hasn’t contacted me as yet, so I can’t say anything,”

In 2012, Muhammad Waseem was chosen to be AIBA professional (APB), however, just as he prepared for the big stage, his participation failed to be confirmed, to which he stated;

“…I don’t know what went wrong. The federation was dealing with the matter and then nothing evolved out of it, which is really disappointing. I wanted to take on the best boxers of the world but my dream was shattered’’

He stated that he now plans to keep winning medals so that he is eventually recognized and offered a contract.

Muhammad Waseem has won many National Competitions and has been undefeated for more than 7 years creating history in Pakistan Boxing.



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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.