Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating Giemel Megramo of the Philippines on Sunday.
Megramo gave Waseem a tough time for the duration of 12 rounds of the fight, with the latter winning the match by 1 point.
His rival Megramo was playing 18th fight of his international career.
Known as ‘Falcon Khan’, Waseem, whose ranking will improve further after Sunday’s fight, is intended to challenge other recognised fighters. He is scheduled to return to Pakistan shortly.
Family and friends gathered at Waseem’s residence in Quetta and distributed sweets to celebrate his WBC win.
Waseem’s uncle, Muhammad Ismail, was teary-eyed as he celebrated the news.
“Despite the odds, Waseem endeavoured,” he told DawnNews. “His victory is the victory of Pakistan.”
The family belongs to Balochistan’s Mastung district, and Waseem has worked tirelessly to become a boxing champ.
Family members told DawnNews the boxer would soon return home.