Usman Wazir becomes first Pakistani boxer to win World Youth title



22-year-old Usman Wazir started to put pressure on his 23-year-old top-ranked opponent in the first round of the World Boxing Organization’s World Youth title bout in Bangkok and maintained his lead until the end, reports APP.

Usman Wazir landed a flurry of punches, both right and left, which resulted in Sompot Sisa being knocked out in the sixth round.

It should be noted that the young boxer Usman Wazir has previously won 8 of his professional bouts.

Usman Wazir, popularly known as Asian Boy, has also entered the WBO welterweight world rankings after this win.

Usman Wazir had defeated his rival Fatifan Kurong Long in June this year in his hometown Gilgit-Baltistan after a tight contest.

After success in this competition, Usman Wazir also won the honor of becoming the WBA Asian Welterweight Champion.

Punjab Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Malik Taimoor Masood congratulated Pakistani boxer Usman Wazir on winning the World Youth Boxing title.

In a felicitation message here on Thursday, he said that Usman Wazir has earned great respect for Pakistan by winning the World Youth Boxing title. “Usman Wazir knocked out Thai boxer Somphot Seesa to win the WBO World Welterweight Youth Boxing title”. He said that Usman Wazir is a very talented boxer who won the professional boxing title for Pakistan quite comfortably. “Pakistan has been blessed with the best boxing talent”.

Punjab Minister of Sports said that Sports Board Punjab is taking effective steps to promote all games including boxing across the province. “Sports stars like Usman Wazir are true heroes of the nation”, Malik Taimoor Masood added.—APP


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