Waseem trains hard for Farrag fight

Former world No1 Waseem and his US coach Jeff Mayweather

From our correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Former World Boxing Council (WBC) two-time flyweight world silver champion Mohammad Waseem is seriously undergoing training under his former coach Mohammad Tariq at Islamabad ahead of his ranking fight against former European champion Ryan Farrag of England slated to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 28.
Tariq, a WAPDA coach, has always been admired by Waseem as the same person has transformed the Quetta-born fighter’s whole career.

In the past Tariq was seen alongside Waseem during his professional fights in South Korea when the former Asian Games bronze medallist was working under Korean promoter Andy Kim.

Waseem got the help of Tariq in Islamabad as the fighter is waiting for his Kazakhstan’s visa which only then will enable him to proceed to Glasgow where he will train under his trainer Danny Vaughan. He is also likely to do some sparring in Spain before moving to Kazakhstan.
Waseem had skipped March 6 fight which was scheduled in Dubai due to lack of preparation.
The 32-year old Farrag has played 20 bouts with five knock-out wins, losing four with one knock-out.
Waseem last year fought twice in September and November, winning both to occupy fifth spot in the IBF flyweight rankings.
In his 11 fights the former Commonwealth Games silver medallist has won ten, losing only one when he went down to Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in Malaysia in 2018 summer.