Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem thanks Balochistan traffic police

Quetta-born pugilist says local authorities’ constant support has no parallel


Sports Desk December 04, 2016
Muhammad Waseem. PHOTO COURTESY: ANDY KIM

Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem said on Sunday that he is thankful to Balochistan traffic police for their constant support throughout his career.

Waseem, who arrived in Quetta today after successfully defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight title in Seoul, South Korea last month, spoke about how the local authorities have always given him a protocol.

“I would not only like to thank people who backed me and prayed for me, but also I would also like to thank Balochistan traffic police who always come to the airport to receive me,” he said while speaking to the media.

Muhammad Waseem successfully defends WBC Silver flyweight title

The 29-year-old added: “They have always given me this protocol.”

The Quetta-born also revealed that he still receives financial support from his South Korean promoters for his professional boxing bouts. He added that despite talks of support from the government, nothing has materialised yet.

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On November 27, Waseem outplayed Magreamo in a tough 12-round fight and won by a 3-0 unanimous decision. Magreamo was undefeated in his previous 17 bouts and previously held the WBC International flyweight belt. However, Waseem’s heroics put a dent in the Filipino’s record.

Waseem had captured the title in July by defeating Jether Oliva in what was only his fourth professional bout.

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After the match, Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi announced a Rs2.5 million award for the pugilist.

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