Muhammad Waseem

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

Muhammad Waseem (born 29 August 1987)[1][1] is a Pakistani professional boxer from Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan, who competes at flyweight and is Pakistan's first professional boxer. He is the Current WBC Sliver Flyweight Champion.

Known for his quick and swift style of boxing, he goes by the nickname 'Falcon Khan'. He has been best Pakistani Boxer since 2009, he was to turn professional-boxer under the AIBA, however the organization failed to follow up on their offer.[2]

Early life[edit]

Muhammad Waseem was born on 29 August 1987, in the city of Quetta in the province of Balochistan, Pakistan as one of six brothers to a Pakistani father who was a Govt. servant, and a Pakistani mother.[citation needed]

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 he 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..."[2]

He says he now plans to keep winning medals so that he is eventually recognized and offered a contract.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
5 fights 5 wins 0 losses
By knockout 3 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
5 Win 5-0 Philippines Giemel Magramo UD 12 27 Nov 2016 South Korea Gwanakgu Hall, Seoul, South Korea Successfully Defended WBC, Silver title.
4 Win 4–0 Philippines Jether Oliva UD 12 19 JUL 2016 South Korea Millennium Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea Won Vacant WBC, Silver Title
3 Win 3–0 Indonesia John Bajawa TKO 8 (6), 2:10 19 MAR 2016 South Korea Myoung Boxing World, Seoul, South Korea
2 Win 2–0 Indonesia Suparyanto Doglo KO 10 (3), 1:15 5 DEC 2015 Thailand Royal Square, Bangkok,Thailand
1 Win 1–0 South Korea Min Wook Lee TKO 10 (9), 1:37 4 OCT 2015 South Korea Sunhak Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea Professional debut Won KBC Title KBC

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[citation needed]

2009 Kings Cup[edit]

Muhammad Waseem Baloch 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.[3]

2010 Asian Games[edit]

At the 2010 Asian Games defeated Iran's Masoud Rigi in the round of 32.[4]

2010 World Combat Games[edit]

He was the winner of the gold medal in World Combat Games 2010 China in the final he defeated Dagoberto Aguero of the Dominican Republic.[5]

2010 AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament[edit]

While playing 24th International AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament[6] Waseem won the bronze medal in Istanbul, Turkey, 2010. In the quarterfinal, Baloch 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.[7][8][9]

2010 South Asian Games[edit]

Muhammad Waseem Baloch was awarded the silver medal in 11th South Asian Games, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2010.[10] In the final, Muhammad Waseem Baloch 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.[11]

2011 President Cup[edit]

Muhammad Waseem Baloch 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[12] of Singapore by 16:6.In the semi-final, he was defeated by Katsuaki Susa of Japan by 25:19.[13][14][15]

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.[16][17] On his way to Final he defeated his Indian rival Madan Lal by 19–13 in Semifinal.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

2014 Asian Games[edit]

Waseem won the bronze medal.[citation needed]

Amateur boxing highlights[edit]

Muhammad Waseem has won many National Competitions and has been undefeated for more than 7 years creating history in Pakistan Boxing. Muhammad Waseem has been nominated for WSB (World Series Boxing) to represent Pakistan from 2010 to 2015, but was denied by PBF each time.[citation needed]

After achieving great name in his amateur career he planned to shift to professional career. His main source of inspiration in turning Pro. was the Great Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.[citation needed]

Professional boxing[edit]

Muhammad Waseem Joined Professional Boxing in June 2015 and signed the contract with Korean Promoter Mr. Andy Kim at AK Promotion. So far he has five professional fights and has won all of them.[citation needed] He entered the professional Boxing Arena in Style and had defeated the KBC (Korean Boxing Commission) title holder Min Wook Lee of South Korea by knocking him down in 9th Round and Snatched the KBC title on 4 October 2015. In his 2nd Professional Fight he played with Suparyanto Doglo from Indonesia. Muhammad Waseem Knocked him down by strong body shot and won the fight in 3rd Round on 5 December 2015. Muhammad Waseem played his 3rd Professional fight with experienced Jhon Bajawa of Indonesia. Waseem Knocked down Jhon Bajawa in 6th round by a strong body shot and claimed the fight on 19 March 2016.[citation needed]

World title[edit]

Muhammad Waseem made history while fighting his recent fight for WBC Silver Flyweight Championship in his just fourth Professional fight, this time against Jether Oliva of the Philippines. This was an interesting fight as Muhammad Waseem was preparing in TMT (The Money Team) in Las Vegas for this fight. Prior to his training in Las Vegas, he was training in Japan with his Japanese trainer. Waseem trained in TMT (The Money Team) gym headed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. for two months, under Jeff Mayweather (Floyd's uncle). Muhammad Waseem defeated his opponent Jether Oliva on 17 July 2016 and became the first Pakistani to win the WBC Silver Belt Title.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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