Two times silver flyweight world champion professional boxer Muhammad Waseem has been recently declared as the world’s number one boxer by the World Boxing Council (WBC). With the announcement, Waseem becomes the first boxer from Pakistan to be declared as the number one in the flyweight category. The flyweight class includes boxers weighing 49 kg to 52 kg.
The Pakistani boxer will fight for the gold in this particular category in September, this year, but before that he will be seen joining two training fights that will be held in Panama at the end of July. According to the latest ranking released by the WBC, Francisco Rodriguez Junior of Mexico and Andrew Selby of Great Britain secured the second and third spots respectively.
Japanese boxer Toshiyuki Igarashi is holding the fourth place, while his fellow compatriot Takuya Kogawa secured the fifth position in the latest WBC ranking. While speaking on his latest achievement, Waseem said that it is an honor for him to be at the top of the table. He also said that now he will put his eye on the upcoming training fight in Panama that will begin from July 5th.
Muhammad Waseem is the first Pakistani boxer, who has achieved success so quickly at the international level. He achieved this success by beating some heavyweight names in the fray.
Born in Quetta, the champion boxer is known for his quick and swift style of play. He is also popular with the name of ‘Falcon Khan’. He represented Pakistan at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in New Delhi, where the professional boxer secured a bronze medal for his country. He won a gold medal in World Combat Games in 2010, held in China.