KARACHI: The World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight Champion, Muhammad Waseem is ready to defend his title against a much experienced opponent, Geimel Magramo of Philippines on November 27, later this year.
Waseem, who won the WBC Silver flyweight Championship in just fourth professional fight of his career by defeating Jereth Olivia, says that competing against a tough opponent like Magramo will only help him glorify his career. Magroamo has so far competed in 17 bouts and yet to lose a match.
“I want to win this fight, but Magramo is a formidable opponent with a great record,” Waseem told The Express Tribune. “I’ve just started getting back on the track with Jeff after a break.”
The only professional from Pakistan dreams to wear the WBC world super flyweight championship around his waist, but, before that he has to ovcercome Magramo.
The Quetta born boxer is currently training six hours a day in US with Jeff Mayweather and will continue doing that till at least next month. He believes that his experience as an amateur boxer will come handy against his 22-year old opponent.
“My target is to have at least 100-102 sparring rounds — ideally more,” said Waseem. “I’m spending a lot of time in physical training too, but the biggest advantage of training in the US is that we get a variety of sparring partners — from Puerto Rico to Phoenix.”