Waseem reclaims WBC silver flyweight title

Pakistani boxer beats Columbia’s Barrera after a unanimous decision in Dubai


Natasha Raheel November 29, 2021

KARACHI:

Pakistan’s most successful professional boxer and the only one from the country Muhammad Waseem made a comeback with style as he became the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion for the second time.

Waseem defeated Columbia’s Rober Barrera after a unanimous decision in Dubai on the night of November 26.

The win will help Waseem fulfil his life-long dream of becoming the world champion.

Waseem rose to prominence in professional boxing in 2015. Before that, he was representing Pakistan and had won Commonwealth and Asian Games medals, along with a gold medal at the World Military Games.

He holds the impeccable record of 11 wins and only one defeat that too came during a title bout in 2018 against South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane. However, Waseem had been determined to bring the glory home.

After the International Boxing Federation title bout loss to Mthalane, Waseem went on to fight three more times, with the last fight in Lahore against Philippines’ Jeny Boy Boca.

With the win in Dubai, according to Waseem’s social media updates, he has qualified for the WBC and World Boxing Association world title bout.

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read