Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Muhammad Waseem Upset With Lack of Support From Pakistan

The unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion, Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem, has expressed disappointment again over the lack of funds and support, and said he is thinking of accepting offers from other countries and fight for them.

The country's ace boxer announced his decision through a video message on Monday, saying he had no sponsors to fund his participation in the international boxing events and represent Pakistan — therefore he was thinking of switching sides.

Waseem, who hails from Quetta, told his fans that his upcoming fight for the WBC title might be the last time he represents Pakistan.

"I have an upcoming fight for the world title [in January 2018] and before that I have a fight in Colombia, but I am facing problems as I have no sponsors," Waseem said in the video.

"I don't want to stop representing Pakistan but unfortunately I am stuck," the boxer added.

muhammad-waseem_4

He said that after his upcoming fights, he may consider taking the nationality of the United States or South Korea — and represent them instead.

He has repeatedly expressed disappointment that the government has not offered him any support despite his achievements.

Waseem, also known as Falcon Khan, said that when he won his first WBC title for Pakistan, the federal government and the Balochistan government had "promised to help him and commit to other financial help".

He added he feels "extremely disappointed that no one from both governments fulfilled their promise and did not even bother to call him".

Waseem said that in order to move forward as a professional boxer he needed sponsorship.

In July, Waseem won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines.

He maintained his title in October when he defeated Panama's Carlos Melo.

Waseem, Pakistan's only professional boxer, began his professional career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut.

In August last year, Waseem had lamented that Korean promoter Andy Kim had sponsored and borne all his expenses instead of the Pakistani government.

“I’m a Pakistani, not Korean; [so] why is my government not providing me with the required patronage?” he had said.

However, after Waseem won the WBC Silver Flyweight Championship, the federal government had transferred a sum of money to Kim.

Last year, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had approved a grant of Rs30 million for the boxer as he successfully defended his WBC Silver Flyweight title after defeating Giemel Megramo.

The federal government, however, released only Rs24.675 million in March this year on the recommendation of the Inter-Provincial Coordination Ministry.

In 2014, the then Inspector General of Balochistan Frontier Corps, Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid, had handed a cheque of Rs50,000 to Waseem and gifted boxing equipment and exercise machines worth Rs0.7 million to the international boxer's club.

Tags: Muhammad Waseem image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=whatismyname;18260025]I aint mad at ya, all I was saying is as a man you should be about that life if you talk it. If you tell me your an aryan that runs up on people and live it out there,…

Comment by whatismyname on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18257939]Calm down bruv, the only one getting their panties in a twist is you. What kind of a man gets this emotional and worked up over online comments on a BOXING forum of all places? I'll tell, a f****t…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=whatismyname;18256783]Yeah Micky was another instigating ***** like yourself, keep instigating and talking **** on the net. What I don't get is, if you got a problem with a certain group of people, why don't you find em' in a street…

Comment by whatismyname on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18254857]LOL, eat sh*t f4ggot, your sig; "Always hating on: micky1971 is what happens when siblings sex" Talk about instigating you little wanker. Oh no someone on a boxing forum said something about Porkistan, THAT is why they need nukes!!!…

Comment by soul_survivor on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=Sir_Didymus;18254587]You're entitled to your opinion but it is true on his father being a controversial politician who made remarks on the genocide in Bangladesh committed by Pakistan. In 2002, his father was also accused of the mis-use of government vehicles…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Decisions a Bloody Badou Jack Photos: Nordine Oubaali Beats Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Belt Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title Hugo Ruiz Drops, Decisions Alberto Guevara To Win Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez Badou Jack: Marcus Browne Definitely Lost To 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic Pacquiao vs. Broner - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Broner Coach: If Manny is Aggressive, He'll Get KO'd The F*** Out Thorslund Retains: Sanchez KO's Ceylan, Khattab Wins Pacquiao vs. Broner - CompuBox Historical Review Ellerbe: This is must win fight for both Pacquiao and Broner Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Mike Lee Eyes Jack-Browne Winner; Shot At Beterbiev's Title Lolenga Mock's Long Career Likely Over, Loses Decision To Veron Ellerbe Compares Mayweather's First PPV To Broner's Meng, Rossing, Mafoud, Poulsen Win Bouts in Nykobing Falster Broner Wants To Give Hope To Young Kids, So They Follow Dreams Photos: Oscar Rivas Crushes Bryant Jennings in Final Round Jack: Talkative Browne Insecure, Trying To Build His Confidence Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Khan, Pacquiao, Maidana, More Pacquiao: Broner, Trainer Think I'm Old, But They're Wrong! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Dominates, Stops Artur Akavov Photos: Pablo Cesar Cano Demolishes Jorge Linares in One
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement