The first Arabian Sea Title Belt fight between Pakistan’s Muzzafar Khan and Afghanistan’s Ahmad Samir Dawrani has been officially sanctioned by the World Boxing Council (WBC). The 27-year-old Muzzafar and the 28-year-old Samir will box in the super welter division.
Talking to media on Thursday, President Pakistan Professional Boxing League (PPBL) Syed Nauman Shah said, “We’ve received the letter of approval from WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. Tentatively, the fight is scheduled to be held in November-December, this year.”
“But the exact date and venue of the fight will be announced shortly by the PPBL chairman retired Gen Ehsan-ul-Haq in a press conference,” he added.
Promoted by Afghan national, Fahim Ahmadzai the fight will be subject to the medical clearance of both boxers and with a valid boxing licence.
In the sanctioning letter, the copy of which is available with this news agency, the WBC President communicated to the PPBL that both boxers would be bound to abide by the WBC rules and regulations.
“Official approval of the bout is subject to the promoter Mr. Fahim Ahmadazi’s full timely compliance with the administrative requirements mandated by our rules and regulations,” Mauricio said and added, “The WBC is proud to be part of the development of our sport in Pakistan and this region of the world. The WBC will follow the administrative and medical specific requirements”.
The Arabian Sea region includes 16 countries – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Djibouti, Maldives and India.—INP