The WBC Silver Flyweight Champion, Muhammad Waseem stood victorious in a warm up fight against Eliecer Valdez with a second round knockout by a left body shot in a fight held at Panama on Wednesday.
It was Waseem’s first bout of 2017, which means he must have been rusty. He is expected to have a big title fight sometime later this year, so this contest must have given him some confidence that his preparations are going well.
“It helped him get the ring rust off him to give him the mindset going into the Title fight knowing he fought to get himself in fighting shape,” said Waseem’s trainer Jeff Mayweather while talking to ARY Sports. “He feels good because he is not jumping into a title fight without preparation he has been off seven months, which is a long time to just jump right into a title fight,” he added.
Muhammad Waseem, who became first Pakistani pro boxer and won WBC Silver Flyweight Championship in 2016 by beating Jether Olivia, has been unbeaten in his five bouts as a pro boxer so far.
The 29-year old has succeeded by leaps and bounds as a pro boxer. He has been preparing for the title fight with Jeff Mayweather and now he is contesting some warm up fight before one of the biggest bouts of his career.
Jeff Mayweather believes that this fight will help the ‘Falcon Khan’ to get in the right state of mind and make him realize that he needs to focus on his next crucial bouts.
“This mentally helps him focus on his mission also reminds him how serious it is to be prepared for any and everything that comes your way you can’t sleep on anyone or all you have worked for can disappear in the blink of an eye,” he told.
The uncle of legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, who trains Waseem, feels that these fights will highlight weak points of the boxer.
“It gives you a mental edge by feeling you are stepping in the ring with a gauge of where you are and what necessary adjustments need to be made,” he added.
Muhammad Waseem is expected for another warm up fight on July 29.