Mohammad Waseem bags eight-round bout against Mexican opponent


Pakistan’s champion boxer Mohammad Waseem beat his Mexican opponent Ricardo Lopez in eight-round Rotunda Rumble II in Dubai.

Waseem knocked his opponent unanimously after eight rounds to win his 10th fight. His score was 77-75 according to judges Yuji Fukuchi and Ahmed Gharib, while Gary Kitanoski gave it 80-73 in Waseem’s favour.

Hailed from Quetta, Waseem dedicated his fight to the whole nation and thanked his supporters to give him immense confidence.

“I am happy to add one more achievement to my name. It is for Pakistan and the lovely people there who love and support sport,” he said in a video message.

The 32-years-old pro called Lopez a tough opponent which didn’t let him take away the match easily. “It was not easy to overcome him. He was very technical but I think I executed my plan well to make the most every single opportunity,” he maintained.

Earlier in September, Waseem beat Philipinnes’ Conrado Tanamor by knocking him in the first round.