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Mohammed Waseem: Pakistani boxer wins WBC silver title

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SEOUL: Muhammad Waseem, born in Quetta won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating Jether Oliva of Philippines.

Waseem, began his professional boxing career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut. His latest win is the fourth in an unbeaten streak of wins, the previous three all ending in knockouts.

Known as ‘Falcon Khan’ for his swift boxing style, the 28-year-old dropped to a career low weight of 112 pounds for the match.

Earlier, Waseem’s manager Andy Kim, said he was in his best shape for the most important bout of his life and winning the title will change his career.

Waseem ranked sixth in the flyweight category, just behind his latest opponent. After winning this title, flyweight is set to to be ranked in the top four by the WBC and has the potential to for a world title fight soon.

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