Muhammad Waseem Gets Boost From Pakistan's Government

World Boxing Council  two-time Silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem’s career will gain the momentum of a considerable boost as Pakistan’s government has sent an appreciable  amount to its embassy in Washington which will be transferred to the boxer and his promoter.

The government had announced Rs24.675 million for the talented boxer, after he defended his title by beating Giemel Magramo of the Philippines in Korea on November 27 last year.

Waseem welcomed the government’s step. "I am really happy and am thankful to the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif who helped me at the most difficult time of my career. It will help me a lot, as I`ll now be able to  focus on my next bout. I am going to get Korean and US visas and will then try to proceed abroad for training."


He said without the government’s assistance it would not easy to continue his career. However, he was quick to add that the Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri had not kept his pledge. "He promised me financial support when I won my first title but so far the  provincial government has done nothing."

Waseem also said that renowned businessman Javed Afridi had also not given him the amount he had announced, since he won the title for the first time on July 17, 2016, when he defeated Jether Oliva of the Philippines, also in Korea.

Waseem became the first boxer ever to secure a world title in only his fourth pro bout. After defending his title, Waseem’s career came to a halt because of financial constraints as his promoter Andy Kim was unable to arrange his next title defense bout in time.

Now the release of the amount by the Pakistan government will enable Kim to arrange not only the title defense bout in Korea but it will also help the boxer get quality training in the United States, helped by  Jeff Mayweather, uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Waseem prepared at the Mayweather Junior Boxing Gymnasium in Las Vegas for his last two title bouts. He has recently achieved fourth rank in the world. After winning several medals for Pakistan on the amateur circuit, Waseem turned pro in early 2015.

Tags: Muhammad Waseem image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ceylon mooney on 03-09-2017

wanta read more bout this dude

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Hiroto Kyoguchi To Vacate IBF Title, Move Up in Weight Hamed: Usyk Gives Joshua a Run For His Money, Wilder Too! Danny Garcia on Thurman Loss: They Didn't Want Me To Win Sor Rungvisai is Pumped To Defend WBC Belt on October 6 Card Usyk, Bellew, Joshua, Ward, WBSS: Everyone's a Winner Arum: I Have To Sit With Pacquiao, Talk Face To Face on Future Mikey Garcia: I'm at More of a Disadvantage at 140 Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Smith Win, Plans For The Future Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Punch Stats WBC Prez: Uysk, Gassiev Will Both Find Success at Heavyweight Naoya Inoue: The WBSS Presents a Real Challenge For Me Denis Lebedev May Push For Mandatory Shot at Usyk Cecilia Braekhus Very Pleased With Dominant Win in Moscow British Boxers Arrested in Connection To Alleged Gang Rape Gassiev: Usyk Showed I Need More Work, I'll Return Stronger Photos: Jean Pascal Dominates, Batters, Stops Steve Bosse Eddie Hearn: Talks For Bellew-Usyk Fight to Start This Week Mykquan Williams, Hurshidbek Normatov, Lennox Allen Win Munguia: Smith Can Take a Punch, I Gained A lot of Experience Alberto Machado: I Want Francisco Vargas Next! Photos: Jaime Munguia Powers Past Liam Smith- MEGA Gallery Photos: Usyk Schools Gassiev To Unify Cruiserweight Division Photos: Alberto Machado Decks, Dominates Mensah To Retain Liam Smith: Munguia is Not a Much Better Fighter Than Me Vivian Harris Gets Revenge on DeMarcus Corley in Rematch Floyd Mayweather Snaps - Goes Bonkers on 50 Cent Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him! Nathan Gorman: I'm The One To Beat Daniel Dubois! Boxing is Still in Doubt For 2020 Olympic Games Jaime Munguia Drops, Punishes Liam Smith For Decision Win Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Mensah To Retain Title Gassiev Has No Excuses, Gives Full Praise To Usyk Machado vs. Mensah - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Munguia: High Possibility Smith Fight Ends in a Knockout Usyk vs. Gassiev - CompuBox Punch Stats Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Usyk: If Bellew Won't Come Down - I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Usyk Dominates Gassiev To Unify WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF Titles Usyk vs. Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Latest Active Forum Threads