The World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight champion, Muhammad Waseem is likely to take on Daigo Higa in a mandatory World Championship fight in January.
Andy Kim, the manager of Muhammad Waseem, told that being the top ranked WBC boxer, ‘Falcon’ Khan has to compete for the world title.
Andy Kim told that he tried to schedule the fight outside Higa’s home country, Japan, but due to lack of funds, he failed to do so.
“I tried my best to gather enough money to hold the fight outside Japan but couldn’t pull it off,” Kim told The Express Tribune.
“Waseem is the mandatory challenger as the top-ranked boxer in WBC ratings so the fight should take place in January.”
Higa’s record suggests that he is extremely comfortable fighting at home as 11 out of his 13 won fights have been fought in Japan.
Still, Kim believes that Waseem has got it all that takes to beat the world champion in his backyard. He is undoubtedly Waseem’s biggest challenge as the 22-year has been unbeaten in his 13 bouts so far.
“I’m hoping Waseem can pull off a stunning win,” said Kim. “He can defeat Higa, it is not entirely impossible, but Waseem will have to knock him out as getting a decision in Japan will be difficult.”
Waseem is expected to face an unnamed Columbian boxer next month to get prepared for probably one of the biggest fights of his career, Daigi Higa.
Kim is happy with the support Waseem is getting from his native country, Pakistan. Whereas, he is unable to find any sponsors from there.