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|Full name||Muhammad Waseem|
29 August 1987 |
Muhammad Waseem (born 29 August 1987) 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.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Professional boxing record
- 4 Amateur career
- 5 Amateur boxing highlights
- 6 Professional boxing
- 7 World title
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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.
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..."
He says he now plans to keep winning medals so that he is eventually recognized and offered a contract.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|5 fights||5 wins||0 losses|
|5||Win||5-0||Giemel Magramo||UD||12||27 Nov 2016||Gwanakgu Hall, Seoul, South Korea||Successfully Defended WBC, Silver title.|
|4||Win||4–0||Jether Oliva||UD||12||19 JUL 2016||Millennium Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea||Won Vacant WBC, Silver Title|
|3||Win||3–0||John Bajawa||TKO||8 (6), 2:10||19 MAR 2016||Myoung Boxing World, Seoul, South Korea|
|2||Win||2–0||Suparyanto Doglo||KO||10 (3), 1:15||5 DEC 2015||Royal Square, Bangkok,Thailand|
|1||Win||1–0||Min Wook Lee||TKO||10 (9), 1:37||4 OCT 2015||Sunhak Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea||Professional debut Won KBC Title KBC|
2010 Commonwealth Games
2009 Kings Cup
2010 Asian Games
2010 World Combat Games
2010 AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament
While playing 24th International AHMET CÖMERT Boxing Tournament 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.
2010 South Asian Games
Muhammad Waseem Baloch was awarded the silver medal in 11th South Asian Games, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2010. 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.
2011 President Cup
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 of Singapore by 16:6.In the semi-final, he was defeated by Katsuaki Susa of Japan by 25:19.
2011 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament
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. On his way to Final he defeated his Indian rival Madan Lal by 19–13 in Semifinal.
2014 Commonwealth Games
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
Waseem won the bronze medal.
Amateur boxing highlights
- At a quite young age Muhammad Waseem had joined boxing club. He represented Pakistan in the international arena at the age of 16.
- At the 2009 King's Cup in Bangkok, he won the bronze medal.
- At the 2009 Ahmet Comert in Turkey he beat his opponent and won his 2nd Bronze.
- At the 2010 World Combat Games in China Won his First Ever Gold Medal.
- At the 2010 Common Wealth Gamesin India Won Bronze Medal.
- At the 2010 Saf Games in Bangladesh Won Silver Medal.
- At the 2011 President Cup in Indonesia Won Bronze Medal.
- At the 2012 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Int. Boxing Tournament Won Gold Medal.
- At the 2014 Asian Games in Korea Won Bronze Medal.
- At the 2014 Common Wealth Games in Scotland won Silver Medal.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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