Jawaid Khaliq

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Jawaid Khaliq
Statistics
Nickname(s)"Too Sleek"
Weight(s)welterweight
Height5 ft 10 12 in (179 cm)[1]
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Born (1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 49)[1]
Meadows, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights25
Wins23
Wins by KO13
Losses1
Draws1

Jawaid Khaliq, MBE (born 30 July 1970),[2] is a British former professional boxer. A dual Pakistan national, he became the first British Asian boxing world champion,[3] winning the International Boxing Organization (IBO) welterweight title and defending it seven times before retiring.[1]

During his boxing career he also held the Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title, WBF Inter-Continental light-middleweight title, BBBofC Midlands Area light-middleweight and welterweight title.[1] He is the first Kashmiri world champion boxer.

Personal life[edit]

Khaliq took up boxing at the age of 16. Within a short span of time, he went on to win the Amateur Boxing Association of England championships and fought for England.[4] Whilst boxing, Khaliq also worked as a taxi driver to support his family and initially went back to the trade after retirement, later using it to fund his Boxing Academy.[5] He achieved an MBE for his service to his community.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Khaliq made his boxing debut at the age of 27 in 1997. Initially, he started taking fights on short notice, taking his second fight on a day's notice, and his third fight on two days' notice.[4]

Light middleweight[edit]

As a light middleweight he held the WBF Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title, winning the bout in way of 5th round TKO. He also held the BBBofC Midlands Area light-middleweight title, winning that bout in way of 6th round TKO.[1]

Welterweight[edit]

As a welterweight, he held BBBofC Midlands Area welterweight title, winning the bout in way of 4th round TKO and Commonwealth welterweight title, before finally winning the International Boxing Organization welterweight title, and made seven defences before he chose to retire and vacate the title.[1]

Promotional issues[edit]

Following the win over Willy Wise for the IBO World Welterweight Title, Khaliq started to want to pursue big fights in the U.S., coincidentally, world-class fighters such as Vernon Forrest started to call him out, but due to promotional issues Khaliq's ambitions failed to materialize.[4]

Retirement[edit]

Khaliq chose to retire partly due to complications, stating;

"...I had a couple of years waiting for fights, seeing people pull out, (and) fights not happening. I had a couple of fights cancelled. I was fed up, (after which) we started talking about come-back fights. I saw it as a backward step... I always wanted to test myself against the very best guys... I've lost the hunger." [5]

Life after boxing[edit]

After boxing, Khaliq started working full-time as a taxi driver to support his wife and children.[5]

After requests from people asking him to train them,[5] Khaliq set up 'Jawaid Khaliq Boxing Academy' in Nottingham which he funded by working as a taxi driver. The club claimed to prevent anti-social behaviour, and the police had acknowledged that the club has helped with the creation of healthy relationships with the local youth. However, in 2013, the club faced financial hurdles as it could not afford to stay on its current premises and faced the threat to close-down.[2]

Khaliq has helped raise awareness about firefighting within the British Asian community, and has previously taken initiatives to help recruit more firefighters from within the community with the partnership of the service.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
25 fights 23 wins 1 loss
By knockout 13 0
By decision 10 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Win 23–1-1 Colombia Ener Julio UD 12 14 Feb 2004 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
24 Win 22–1-1 Russia Maxim Nesterenko UD 12 20 Sep 2003 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
23 Win 21–1-1 South Africa Jan Piet Bergman TKO 7 (12) 1 Mar 2003 South Africa Carnival City Casino, Brakpan, South Africa Defended IBO world welterweight title
22 Win 20–1-1 Ukraine Roman Dzhuman SD 12 16 Nov 2002 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
21 Win 19–1-1 Dominican Republic Jose Joaquin Rosa Gomez UD 12 27 Jul 2002 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
20 Win 18–1-1 Russia Maxim Nesterenko TKO 12 (12), 0:45 23 Feb 2002 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
19 Win 17–1-1 United States Luther Smith TKO 3 (8), 1:30 3 Nov 2001 United Kingdom Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow, UK
18 Win 16–1-1 Poland Jacek Bielski TKO 5 (12), 2:28 15 Sep 2001 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Defended IBO world welterweight title
17 Win 15–1-1 United States Willy Wise UD 12 11 Jun 2001 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK Won IBO world welterweight title
16 Win 14–1-1 United Kingdom Howard Clarke PTS 6 26 Feb 2001 United Kingdom Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, UK
15 Win 13–1-1 New Zealand Sean Sullivan PTS 12 27 Nov 2000 United Kingdom Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham, UK Won vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
14 Win 12–1-1 United Kingdom Trevor Smith TKO 1 (6) 28 Oct 2000 United Kingdom Coventry Skydome, Coventry, UK
13 Win 11–1-1 United Kingdom Ernie Smith TKO 4 (10) 13 Aug 2000 United Kingdom Victoria Baths, Nottingham, UK Won vacant BBBofC Midlands Area welterweight title
12 Win 10–1-1 United Kingdom Dennis Berry TKO 6 (10), 2:22 21 May 2000 United Kingdom Pennine Hotel, Derby, UK Won vacant BBBofC Midlands Area super-welterweight title
11 Win 9–1-1 United Kingdom Jason Collins PTS 6 27 Feb 2000 United Kingdom Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK
10 Win 8–1-1 United Kingdom Lee Bird TKO 4 (6) 15 Jan 2000 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, UK
9 Win 7–1-1 Germany Dirk Kaltenbach KO 2 (8) 14 Dec 1999 Spain Telde, Islas Canarias, Spain
8 Win 6–1-1 United Kingdom Lee Murtagh TKO 5 (12), 0:35 27 Sep 1999 United Kingdom Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, UK Won vacant WBF Inter-Continental light-middleweight title
7 Loss 5–1-1 France Frederic Klose PTS 8 3 Dec 1998 France Epernay, Marne, France
6 Win 5–0-1 United Kingdom Harry Butler PTS 4 5 Sep 1998 United Kingdom Ice Rink, Telford, UK
5 Win 4–0-1 United Kingdom Koba Kulu PTS 4 7 Mar 1998 United Kingdom Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, UK
4 Win 3–0-1 Iran Takaloo TKO 4 (4), 2:47 7 Feb 1998 United Kingdom Grundy Park Leisure Centre, Cheshunt, UK
3 Draw 2–0-1 United Kingdom Mark Ramsey PTS 4 13 Dec 1997 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, UK
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Martin Holgate TKO 6 (6), 2:39 13 Sep 1997 United Kingdom London Arena, Millwall, UK
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Richard Inquieti TKO 5 (6), 1:15 18 Aug 1997 United Kingdom Welcome Inn, Nottingham, UK Professional debut

See also[edit]

British Pakistanis

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "BoxRec - Jawaid Khaliq". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Jawaid Khaliq Boxing Academy in Nottingham could close". BBC News. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Young people encouraged to be 'boxing heroes' of the future instead of knife victims". nottinghampost.com. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Jawaid Khaliq". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Jawaid Khaliq MBE: Danny Flexen speaks to a former champion who retired at his peak". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Jawaid Khaliq helps to recruit more Asian firefighters | Nottingham Post". Thisisnottingham.co.uk. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

External links[edit]

Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Willy Wise
IBO welterweight champion
11 June 2001 – 14 February 2004
Retired
Vacant
Title next held by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.