Yesterday Indian fans saw their big boxing hope Vijender Singh score a career best victory as he over-came Kerry Hope to claim his first title. Singh however isn't the only notable fighter from the Indian sub continent making a name for himself.
Less than 24 hours after Singh's big win we had the chance to see Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem (4-0, 3) score his biggest win and claim the WBC Silver Flyweight title, as he out pointed experienced Filipino Jether Oliva (24-6-2, 11) over 12 rounds in Seoul.
The "inexperienced" Waseem has been tipped as a future star of boxing but some thought Oliva would be too much for the former Pakistani amateur stand out. Instead however Waseem rose to the occasion and out boxed his experienced foe.
Waseem had been undoing an intensive 2 month training camp in Japan and the US, including a lot of work with Jeff Mayweather, and it seems that that training camp has seriously helped the 28 year old who has become the first Pakistani born fighter to win such a highly regarded title.
The win has seen Waseem receive praise from the Pakistani president, who said the country was proud of him, and it seems possible that he could light a fire for boxing in the country.
For Oliva the loss will be a major set back and is his 5th loss in 9 bouts, however the others have mostly been defeats to world class fighters like Moruti Mthalane, Zolani Tate and Pedro Guevara.
For Waseem the bout will see him rewarded with not just the WBC Silver crown but also a world ranking and the potential to fight for a world title in just his 5th bout. To put that into perspective Waseem could potentially become the 4th quickest world champion in history. putting him tied with Kosei Tanaka.
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