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Waseem becomes world No1 boxer in flyweight Category

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    KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer and two-time silver flyweight world champion Mohammad Waseem has become the world’s top-ranked boxer as per rankings released by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for the month of June.

    “It is really a great honour for me to achieve the top rank,’ Waseem told ‘The News’ from Quetta on Saturday.

    “It will further motivate me and instill in me more power and energy to help me in my career,” the boxer said.

    Francisco Rodriguez Junior of Mexico and Andrew Selby of Great Britain are at the second and third spots respectively.

    On July 17, 2016, Waseem became the first Pakistani boxer to have clinched the world silver belt by beating Jether Oliva of Philippines in Seoul. It was a rare feat from the fighter as he lifted the title in only his fourth fight of his career. He then, on November 27, 2016, successfully defended his crown by upstaging dangerous Giemel Magramo of the Philippines also in South Korea after a tough 12-round battle.

    After a six-month lay-off due to sponsorship issue, Waseem has now started training for his next fight.

    It is not yet known whether he would have to play the world title eliminator or would he be able to challenge any one for the coveted world gold crown, a target Waseem aims to achieve as soon as possible.

    His promoter Andy Kim said he was waiting for the WBC’s input about Waseem’s future fight.

    “I am waiting for the WBC’s confirmation,” Kim told ‘The News’ on Saturday. “It was going to be world title eliminator but now there are some changes and there is also a chance that Waseem could challenge for the world title,” Kim added.

    When asked if they got a chance to throw challenge to any one then who would be the target? Kim said, “Daigo Higa of Japan may be our target.”

    “Higa is a reigning flyweight world champion,” Kim was quick to add. Waseem’s next major fight is expected to be held in September-October.

    He has already begun his training in Quetta. Panama would be his next training home and he is expected to move there later this month to play a couple of tune-up fights against the local boxers on July 5 and 29.

    Kim says that Jeff Mayweather, as usual, would coach Waseem during his stay in Panama where he would undergo a proper training camp for his big fight later this year. Kim is confident that Waseem is much capable of winning the world title.

    “If Waseem prepares well he can beat anybody,” Kim said. He said that in Panama Waseem would get good sparring partners.

    “Waseem will get many young fighters in Panama and that will help him,” Kim said. After a decade-long successful amateur career Waseem turned pro in early 2015 when he signed a contract with the Korea-based AK Promotions being headed by Andy Kim.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/209925-Waseem-becomes-world-No1-boxer
     
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    you just beat me by 21 minutes
    OT: very proud moment for Pakistan
     
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    Amazing feat. The guy wasted many months due to no funding. Pure personal hard work is the reason why he is where he is today. :pakistan:
     
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    indeed a proud moment for the people of Pakistan as well as the family members of Waseem :pakistan:
     
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    Well done! Boxing is bloody tough, all the best to the Pakistan's world flyweight champion. :tup:
     
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    and finally someone has did something good for Pakistan, in all other bad news .. one good news ..... thumbs up for him
     
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    read news last year that govt approved 3 crores for his expenses
     
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    Govt approval in Pakistan is one thing and money in right hands is another.
     
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    no he is Balouch
     
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    He did receive the money in the end which is good, but it came after delays of several months which is difficult for sportsmen. Imagine all the hard work you put in the gym but in the back of your head are thinking the fight might not even happen because I have no funds. Thankfully the government did release the money in the end which is great, but we really need to provide more stability to our sportsmen and women.

    "Waseem’s Korean manager and promoter Andy Kim confirmed The Express Tribune that the 29-year-old received Rs30m after a long delay, which open the gates for him to prepare for the next event.

    “It was frustrating for me and Waseem for having such a long period of inactivity,” said Kim. “It is not good for his career and ranking and he would have eventually lost his WBC silver title if it had continued that way."

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1412055/waseem-world-title-bout-govt-releases-funds-reveals-manager/
     
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