Pakistan’s emerging boxing champion Usman Wazeer is ready for a fight at the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad where British boxer Amir Khan-led academy is hosting an international event on March 21.
“The international boxing event in Islamabad will feature a total of eight fights and the event’s biggest contest will be my title with an international boxer anyone from Europe, Philippines or Thailand,” he said, adding that he had fought in Dubai, Azerbaijan, and the Philippines but it was his wish to fight in front of his home crowd.
“It is because of Amir Khan my dream is going to become true,” he said. The fight was planned to be held out of the country but Amir Khan bought it here on my request,” he said, adding that top boxers from Afghanistan, Thailand, Malaysia, and England would be featuring in the mega event. The Asian boxer said he had been training here at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy for the past two months for the fight.
“Everyday, I go through two training sessions to prepare for the fight. In the morning session, I focus on physical fitness, running, and cardio while in the evening, I do technical training including punching skills etc,” he said. He said that his Iranian coach is very good and is working extra hard on him. “He has high hopes on me for the fight,” he said.
WBC YOUTH TITLE
About his dream, Usman Wazeer said that he wanted to win the WBC Youth title for Pakistan. “Nobody from Pakistan has ever attempted for the WBC Youth title. But my dream is not only just to attempt the title but also to win it. I have to be in the top 10 rankings to qualify for the title and I am working hard to be eligible for it by winning fights,” he said. He said that there were also plans on holding a fight with an Indian boxer at the end of this year.
“The fight might take place in Pakistan, India or Dubai depending on the situation,” he said. He urged youngsters to stay focused and work hard as nothing was impossible to achieve. “I was spotted by Amir Khan in 2017 during a championship here at the academy. He came to me and said you have a professional boxing style which inspired me,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Amir Khan Promotions announced on its social media page that Asif Khan will entertain in the boxing ring for guests and all fans present there on March 21 at the Amir Khan boxing hall in Islamabad.