ISLAMABAD, Oct 03 (APP):Pakistan’s Star boxer Muhammad Waseem said on Thursday that he would cooperate with Pakistan Professional Boxing League (PPBL) to make next month’s Arabian Sea Title Fight in Islamabad a real success.
“It’s heartening that World Boxing Council (WBC) has granted Pakistan the right to host the event. I’ve met PPBL President Syed Nauman Shah and offered him my services to promote pro boxing in Pakistan,” Waseem told APP.
The fight featuring top professional boxers from the region will be held at Amir Khan Boxing Academy’s hall on November 24.
The Arabian Sea Region includes 16 countries, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Djibouti, Maldives and India
Waseem said he would provide two to three boxers to PPBL from Quetta for the title fight. “Quetta is becoming a boxing hub in Pakistan. Currently, there are over 50 boxing clubs in the city where promising pugilists are being given ultramodern training.
“I’m sure these clubs are going to get incredible boost with the participation of Quetta-born pugilists in the title bout,” added Waseem, who also hails from Quetta.
The 32-year-old, who last month won an IBF world-ranking bout by knocking out Canrado Tanamor of the Philippines in Dubai, said he was thankful to PPBL for recognizing his feats and assigning him the task to identify talent in his city of birth.
Meanwhile, Syed Nauman Shah thanked Waseem for assuring support to PPBL for promotion of pro boxing in Pakistan. “Waseem will be fighting another Filipino boxer on November 22 in Dubai. He has promised that he will return soon after that bout and will be present on November 24 during the Arabian Sea Title Fight,” he said.
He said that the PPBL was in the process of signing some mega stars from the region for the title fight. “Our talks with them are in the final stages and soon we’ll make exciting announcements.
“There are also some highly talented pugilists from the country, who are eagerly awaiting to launch their pro-career with the Arabian Sea Title Fight,” he said.
He said that the fight would provide a perfect chance to country’s pugilists to earn a name at the international level.
According to Nauman PPBL was the only WBC lincensed body in Pakistan, who had the mandate to hold such events. “We’ve been given the mandate by WBC to hold, run, sanction, govern, train, structure and regulate pro-boxing in Pakistan,” he added.