Boxer Waseem to face Mexican Lopez in Dubai

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Pakistan’s top professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will be in action this month against former World Boxing Championship light flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez from Mexico in Dubai.
Announced by Waseem’s promoter, the Pakistani boxer will be in action against Mexican Lopez on November 22 in Dubai, as confirmed by sources.
Although an official announcement of the fight is yet to be made, Waseem has been preparing nonstop under his coach Danny Vaughan.
Wasim made his comeback — after being absent from the ring for over a year — in September and knocked out Conrado Tanamor of Philippines in 82 seconds.
Also known as Falcon, Wasim has a remarkable record of 9-1 in 10 professional bouts that he has contested so far. His opponent, Lopez, claims the record of 36-9 in 45 professional matches. Wasim is currently the top Pakistani boxer in the professional circuit and aims to fight for the world title early next year.
Pakistan’s professional boxer and former World No1 Mohammad Waseem on Thursday resumed his training in Glasgow for his next fight which will be held on November 22 in Dubai.
“I reached here yesterday night and today I resumed my training,” Waseem told ‘The News’ from Glasgow on Thursday. Waseem last month in Dubai knocked-out Conrado Tenamor of the Philippines in the first round of the super flyweight, his best ever victory in professional boxing. He will play another ranking bout on November 22, also in Dubai.
After the superb win in Dubai, Waseem attracted the attention of cricket legends Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik.
He was warmly welcomed by Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan which the boxer said motivated him ahead of his next fight.—Agencies