Over the past few weeks we had been hearing murmurs from our Korean sources about the impending professional debut of former Pakistan amateur stand out Muhammad Waseem (0-0). Today we had the story confirmed by Korean promoter Andy Kim who has informed us that Waseem will make his professional debut on October 4th and will be fighting for a KBC title on his debut.
Waseem has been, for several years, one of Pakistan's most successful amateur fighters. He has been a 2-time medal winner at the Commonwealth games, an Asian games medal winner and a winner of various other medals. Despite that success he has decided to turn professional and begin his career in Korea rather than continue to be the torch bearer for Pakistani boxing.
As an amateur Waseem was known for his speed and he'll be hoping to make the most of that trait when he begins his professional career. As well as the speed however he has very accomplished skills and will be looking to be fast tracked through the Korean domestic scene before possibly moving on to more notable bouts.
From what we understand Waseem's debut will be at Super Flyweight, though the opponent for his title bout hasn't yet been decided up on. That announcement is expected later this week.
(Image courtesy of AK Promotions)
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