KARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan’s top professional boxer and three-time world flyweight champion Muhammad Wasim on Saturday returned home from Glasgow after a month-long training period in order to apply for the UK’s International Sports Visa which will qualify him to play his professional fight in England. .
Wasim was, earlier, expected to fight his world title fight in Mexico in December, but that plan was dropped by his organizers who want the best Pakistani professional fighter to fight for the world title in England where boxing is very popular.
“Yes, I came home today and plan to apply for an international sports visa in the UK. I had a visitor visa to the UK and according to the rules of England one can train there with this type of visa but cannot fight professionally. This is That is why I need to apply for the required visa,” Wasim told The News from Islamabad hours after arriving home on Saturday.
Wasim reports that he was told he would play in Mexico but that plan changed and now his eyes are on fighting in England.
“Fighting in England would be very good. It’s the kind of country where boxing is widely followed alongside football, and it would be a great opportunity for me to achieve world glory,” said Wasim, a former two-time Commonwealth Games medalist.
Waseem said, “I’m documenting the visa, and on Monday I’ll get the license number.”
He said he trained well in Glasgow.
“I trained hard under Danny Vaughan and am now in good shape at 60 percent. I have also reduced my weight to seven to eight kilograms,” said Waseem, who is also a bronze medalist at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Wasim feels that he will have to work extra hard during his stay in Pakistan.
“Since I’m on my way to my best level but now I’m in Pakistan where it’s not easy to keep up the training rhythm I got in Glasgow. We can’t compare the diet I used to eat in Glasgow and what I’m going to get here, but I’m still keen to maintain my diet.” “Healthy food here and keeping in shape. Soon after I got home today I started my work as there was no other choice. This is not the time to rest but I will need constant growth and when I come back to Glasgow I will be in good shape,” Waseem said.
“Glasgow will be my only training destination after I get my special visa,” he said.
Wasim has set up a well-facilitated gym at his home in Islamabad.
“It’s a good gym and here there are all kind of facilities for training. The fighter, who uses his own gym for training, said.
Earlier this year, Waseem lost his battle for the Fifa world title against England’s Sunny Edwards on points despite outperforming his opponent in Dubai.