Earlier today in Korea fans in Seoul had the chance to see the very promising Muhammad Waseem (3-0, 3), who continued his Korean based exploits as he faced Indonesian John Bajawa (11-13, 7) in an 8 round contest.
From the early stages it seemed like their was a gulf in ability between the two men but it was also pretty obvious that Waseem was boxing with the intent of trying things, testing things and build on his experience as well as his record. As a result we saw little in terms of killer instinct from the Pakistan born, Korean based, prospect in the early going. Instead what we saw was a lot of movement and control from Waseem.
As the fight went on Waseem began to go through the gears and began to show more than just his defensive ability as he began to unload vicious body shots, those eventually dropping Bajawa in round 6 and essentially forcing him to retire quickly after the knockdown.
Now 3-0 Waseem is likely to be stepped up in class with potential regional and continental title bouts possibly coming late this year. Whilst he may lack the experience for an OPBF title fight it seems clear he has the ability to hold his own in that level of bout and that is maybe where he will be heading before the end of 2016.
(Video courtesy of AK Promotions)
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