Pakistan’s star professional boxer Muhammad Waseem was delighted after qualifying for the WBA and WBC world title bout following his impressive win at the D4G’s Fight Night in Dubai on Friday.
The resilient Waseem overcame the challenge of Colombia’s Rober Barrera in front of a star-studded crowd that included British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua and US singer Will.i.am.
“Last night was a memorable one! Alhamdulillah! I’ve become the WBC silver Champion for the 2nd time and happy to qualify for the WBA & WBC world title. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. Pakistan Zindabad,” Waseem tweeted after winning his Dubai bout.
Badou Jack, Rocky Fielding, Ohara Davies and Bader Samreen also recorded victories on a fantastic night of boxing action in Dubai.
D4G’s Fight Night was the first of two huge boxing events in Dubai with Probellum: The Revolution set to take place at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 11.
The main card began with Fielding, back in action following a two-year absence, stopping Emmanuel Danso inside three rounds.
Davies was made to work for his win over Nicholas Mwangi, who displayed huge courage and desire with a gritty performance, before former two-weight world champion Jack, stepping up to cruiserweight, made light work of Samuel Crossed.
Samreen of Jordan won his fourth straight professional fight by knocking out India's Digari Mahesh.
Tony Lightning (UK) beat Caleb Agyamah (Ghana) – Points win, unanimous decision
Sameer Anwar (Kenya) beat Ramiz Mammadov (Azerbaijan) – Points win, unanimous decision
Josh Ridgwell (UK) beat Ramazan Babayev (Azerbaijan) – Points win, unanimous decision
Faizan Anwar (India) beat Viktor Plotnikov (Ukraine) – Points win, unanimous decision
Bader Samreen (Jordan) beat Digari Mahesh (India) - Knockout
Rocky Fielding (UK) beat Emmanuel Danso (Ghana)- Knockout
Ohara Davies (UK) beat Nicholas Mwangi (Kenya) – Points win, unanimous decision
Badou Jack (SWE) beat Samuel Crossed (USA) - Knockout
Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan) beat Rober Barrera (Colombia) – Points win, unanimous decision.
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