Boxer Mohammad Wasim to end year-long fight drought in December

Faizan Lakhani

Pakistan’s top professional boxer Mohammad Wasim is set to mark his return to the boxing ring in December - more than a year after he last fought.

Wasim was earlier scheduled for a fight in March but the contest was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic but he is now ready for action.

“I am fighting again in December, I am preparing hard for my next fight and will soon be leaving for the UK to attend my training camp,” he said.

Nicknamed “Falcon”, Wasim has a record of 10-1 in 11 professional fights since turning pro after winning several medals for the country as an amateur boxer.

Wasim said that the lockdown due to COVID-19 was depressing but he tried to keep himself fit even while being quarantined at home.

“I was last scheduled to fight in March, but it couldn’t happen. Everything was closed due to the pandemic. I was home but I continued my training the way I could,” Wasim stated.

“Now I have started formal practice with my coach Nasir in Islamabad, I’ve been doing this for the last two weeks and now I will leave for the UK on Sunday where I will have my proper training camp ahead of my next fight,” he said.

The venue and opponent for his next fight will be confirmed in due course but Wasim is confident that he will continue the form that he gained with back-to-back wins in Dubai against Conrado Tanamor and Ganigan López.

“I want my countrymen to keep praying for my success,” he requested to fellow Pakistanis.

Boxer Mohammad Wasim to end year-long fight drought in December