Professional boxing is set to flourish in the country as Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has finally validated Pakistan Professional Boxing League (PPBL) and allowed it to hold its first ever pro league, involving foreign pugilists.
“Yes, we’ve authorized PPBL to hold its pro boxing league on the pattern of AIBA. We are sure it’ll promote pro boxing in the country,” PBF President Muhammad Khalid Mahmood told APP on Wednesday.
“This is a watershed moment. This has happened after almost a year of planning and working on how PPBL can support PBF in the development and promotion of boxing in Pakistan,” PPBL President, Syed Nauman Shah said while commenting on the development.
“We are thankful to PBF for officially recognizing us and supporting our endeavours to launch and operate Pakistan’s first ever Professional Boxing League,” he added.—APP