Muhammad Waseem

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Muhammad Waseem
Personal information
Full name Muhammad Waseem Alizai
Nickname(s) China Man
Nationality Pakistani
Born (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 (age 27)
Quetta, Pakistan
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight

Muhammad Waseem Alizai (born 29 August 1987[1][1]) is an amateur boxer from Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan, who competes at flyweight and is captain of the Pakistan Boxing Team.

Known for his quick and swift style of boxing, he goes by the nickname 'China Man'. In 2012, he was to turn a professional-boxer under the AIBA however the organization failed to follow up on their offer.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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 Waseem 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..."[3]

He says he now plans to keep winning medals so that he is eventually recognized and offered a contract.[4]

Amateur career[edit]

2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

He has represented Pakistan at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, Where he became one of two Pakistanis to win boxing-bronze, the other being Haroon Khan.

2009 Kings Cup[edit]

Muhammad Waseem Was given the bronze medal in Kings Cup, Bangkok, Thailand 2009. In the quarterfinal he defeated Singapore's Saleh Mohammad in a one sided match by 26–6.[5]

2010 Asian Games[edit]

At the 2010 Asian Games after defeating Iran's Masoud Rigi in the round of 32 he was defeated by India's Amandeep Singh in the round of 16.[6]

2010 World Combat Games[edit]

He was the winner of the gold medal in World Combat Games 2010 China.[7] in Final he defeated Aguero Dagoberto of Dominican Republic

2010 AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament[edit]

While playing 24th International AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament[8] Waseem won the bronze medal in Istanbul, Turkey, 2010. In the quarterfinal, Waseem overcame his Turkish opponent, Cagdas Yikilmaz, by 14–1, but in the semifinal Waseem was defeated by Ukrainian boxer, Olexandr Grishchuk, by 8–2 and ended up with the bronze medal.[9][10][11]

2010 South Asian Games[edit]

Muhammad Waseem was awarded the silver medal in 11th South Asian Games, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2010.[12] In the final, Muhammad Waseem was defeated by his Indian opponent, Suranjoy Singh, in the 51 kg flyweight and was restricted to the silver medal. Earlier in semi-final, Muhammad Waseem won the bout against Bhutan's opponent, Kinley, by 12–5.[13]

2011 President Cup[edit]

Muhammad Waseem was awarded the bronze medal in 21st President Cup – Jakarta, Indonesia 2011. He defeated Iran's Reza Korzbori by 22:6 in per-quarter final. In the quarterfinal he defeated Mohamed Hanureeh Hamid[14] of Singapore by 16:6.In the semi-final, he was defeated by Katsuaki Susa of Japan by 25:19.[15][16][17]

2011 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament[edit]

Winner of Gold Medal in 2nd Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament, Islamabad, 2011 and was also declared the best boxer of the Competition in which pugilists from around 16 countries took part. In Final Waseem Crushed his Kenyan rival Benson Gicharu by 26–9.[18][19] On his way to Final he defeated his Indian rival Madan Lal by 19–13 in Semifinal.

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Captain of Pakistan's Boxing team Muhammad Waseem represented Pakistan in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Waseem became the only player of Pakistan's Boxing team who qualified for the final for Flyweight category. He became the Silver Medalist after a close fight with Moloney from Australia.

2014 Asian Games[edit]

Waseem won the bronze medal.

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