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Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem wins WBC silver flyweight title

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SEOUL: Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem defeated Philippine boxer Jether Olivia to clinch the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title here in Seoul on Sunday, ARY News reported.

The two fighters exchanged blows throughout the 12 rounds of the games and eventually the Pakistani boxer was declared the winner .

Following the win, Mohammad Waseem is now placed at fourth position in world professional boxing rankings.

Before the fight, Oliva’s  manager Jim Claude “JC” Mananquil, chief executive officer of the Sanman Promotions had said he was confident with Jether Oliva’s experience. “I think that will be the key for him to get the victory,” said Mananquil.

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Waseem, talking exclusively to ARY News after his win, said that it was a honour for him to win the championship for his country and he dedicated his win to the nation.

“I thank the whole nation for their prayers,” Waseem said.

The Pakistani boxer added that the national as well as international coaches supported him a lot in the night.

He is the first Pakistani boxer to win the title. He had knocked out his opponent in the first professional fight of his career back in 2015.

Mohammad Waseem had trained himself in America and Japan for the fight.

In his pro debut, Waseem stopped Min Wook Lee in 1:37 of the 9th round to win the vacant South Korea bantamweight title at the Sunhak Gym in Incheon, South Korea.

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The 28-year-old Pakistini then knocked out Suparyanto Doglo in the third round at the Royal Square in Bangkok, Thailand last December 5 before pummeling to submission Indonesian John Bajawa in 2:10 of the sixth round at the Myoung Boxing World in Seoul, South Korea last May 19.

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Mohammad Waseem on his remarkable triumph.

 

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