Waseem, the boxer, is ready to sign a new contract
KARACHI: Mohammad Waseem, Pakistan’s top professional boxer and three-time WBC flyweight world silver champion, is likely to sign a new contract now that Probellum, his previous promoter, has stopped doing business.
Probellum has been acquired by Disrupt Promotions, a company with its headquarters in Dubai.
Waseem stated on Tuesday on “The News” that “yes, I am no longer with Probellum and will soon sign a deal with someone else.”
“I have been given offers by the world’s largest promotions,” he immediately added, “and I will examine several choices before making a final decision.”
Waseem also confirmed that Disrupt Promotions, which has acquired Probellum’s assets and assumed control, has approached him as well.
Waseem, a former WBC No. 1 fighter, stated, “Yes, Disrupt Promotions has also approached me, and I will weigh the option before taking a decision.”
I have an offer from the United States as well. Let’s see what happens with such a massive company. “I will join the firm that provides me with better facilities since I am at the pinnacle of my profession,” he said.
Waseem disclosed, “An agent of Sky Sports also approached me.”
“I have been assured that I would be handed the world championship eliminator or world title bout in May,” he revealed, referring to the many offers he has received.
It is pertinent to note that Disrupt Promotions only entered the boxing world a month ago. A group of English and South African businessmen own the Dubai-based company.
So far, Waseem has won three WBC world silver titles. In the second year of his professional career, in 2016, he defeated Jether Oliva and Giemel Magramo, both Filipinos, in Seoul in July and November, respectively, to claim two victories.
He then won his third such title in Dubai in November 2021, defeating Colombian Rober Barrera.
Waseem, on the other hand, stated that before signing a contract with any other business, he would require a release letter from Probellum.
“I will need a release letter from Probellum, and I have requested that they issue the document so that I may acquire extra steps and broker a deal with some other promotions,” he explained.
“Yeah, I am in fantastic form and can compete in a world title bout or a world title eliminator in May,” Waseem said. “I have been yearning for a battle since I last played over a year,” Waseem, a former Asian Games bronze medalist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist, said. Fighting in May will not be a problem. I’ve been training on a regular basis in Islamabad..
The Quetta-born boxer entered the professional circuit in 2015 after a decade of impressive amateur work. In only his fourth professional fight, he won the WBC world silver title, a feat that is uncommon in professional boxing.
Waseem has fought in 14 bouts thus far. He has won 12 of them with eight knockouts and lost two of them, both to South Africans Sunny Edwards and Moruti Mthalane for the world title.