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Pakistan’s premier boxer Mohammad Waseem approached by bookies

 Pakistan’s premier professional boxer and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Number 4, Mohammad Waseem’s file photo.
  • Pakistan’s premier professional boxer is approached by bookies from neighbouring countries.
  • Mohammad Wasim reveals that he had been offered 100,000 pounds from someone from a close neighbouring country.
  • The boxer says he declined the offer.

KARACHI: Pakistan’s premier professional boxer and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Number 4, Mohammad Waseem, was approached by bookies from neighbouring countries, it emerged on Wednesday.

According to a news report published in The News, the two-time WBC flyweight world silver champion has disclosed that he had been approached by some bookies for fixing his coming world title bout from a neighbouring country in the near past.

“Yes, sometime back I was approached by some bookmakers that I should fix with them my coming world title bout which I am to play this year,” he said.

He also revealed that he had been offered 100,000 pounds from someone from a close neighbouring country when he was going to defend his WBC world silver title four years ago.

The boxer said he declined the offer.

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Waseem was talking with this correspondent after he posted a video message about this issue on his official social media page on Tuesday.

“When I was approached I did not talk with them in detail but after listening to their offer I kept silent and switched off my mobile,” the boxer said.

“I am a loyal Pakistani and my performances in the international circuit will prove to be hard punches for such people also,” said Waseem, a former WBC No1.

“I will know about my future fights in the next week or so and then will fly for Glasgow to resume my training,” he said.

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