Yesterday Korean fans saw the debut of Pakistani fighter Muhammad Waseem (1-0, 1) who began his career, strangely, in a 10 round bout for the Korean Bantamweight title. Although the task was a big one for the debutant it was one he was up for, as he proved in ring at the Sunhak Gymnasium in Incheon.
The talented Pakistani fighter used his skills early on to get a feel of the professional ring and quickly established control of the bout against Min Wook Lee (2-3) who looked, like all Korean fighters, game and ready for a fight. Unfortunately for Lee he wasn't ready for a fight with someone as talented as Waseem, who took an early lead before stamping his authority on the bout with a 9th round TKO win.
The victory for Waseem is a big one and seems him announce himself on professional boxing and also proves he can do 9, if not 10, rounds. Hopefully he'll return to the ring to defend the title shortly as he has the potential to both reinvigorate Korean boxing and act as a platform for Pakistani boxing.
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