Web Desk(July 15, 2018): Muhammad Waseem loses his flyweight world title to South African opponent Moruti Mthalane Sunday morning.
The contest was featured as part of the undercard to the welterweight world title showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse.
Waseem, the former two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight world silver champion, suffered a defeat after eight consecutive wins.Thirty-five-year-old Mthalane, who has been playing in the professional circuit since 2000, faced knock-out defeats in two bouts in his 18-year career. The South African had clinched the IBF flyweight world crown when he beat Mexican boxer Julio César Miranda in November 2009.
In a video message posted earlier, Waseem had shared his readiness for the challenge and requested his fans to pray for his success so he can keep Pakistan’s flag flying high.