With eight consecutive wins, Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem defended his title at the World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight championship in Panama. The 30-year-old emerging Pakistani boxer beat his Panamanian opponent Carlos Melo on Sunday, October 1. Waseem retained the title after beating his opponent in the very first round of the eight-round game.
The number one boxer in the flyweight category has been in Panama since June 29. He trained under the Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of world-famous boxer Floyd Mayweather. Waseem is now eyeing on WBC title fight, which will be held in December this year. With his winning streak, the Pakistani boxer has been able to retain his number one position in the flyweight category.
Waseem, who hails from Pakistan’s Quetta province, came into the limelight when he beat Philippines’s Jetha Oliva to win the world sliver title in July 2016 in Korea. He defended his title again by defeating Philippines’s Giemel Magramo in November 2016. It was a rare achievement from the Pakistani boxer, as he won the title in his fourth fight of his career.
Waseem is first professional boxer from Pakistan to win the WBC title. Popularly known as ‘Falcon Khan’, Waseem represented Pakistan at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and secured a bronze medal in light flyweight category. However, he won silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in flyweight category.
Waseem turned into professional boxing in June 2015 by signing a contract with a Korean promoter. He won his first professional boxing championship in Korea by beating Korean boxer Min Wook Lee on October 4, 2015. He made history by beating Jether Oliva on July 17, 2016.