During the Friday night spectacle in Dubai, Pakistani boxing star Muhammad Waseem knocked out Colombian Rober Barrera to earn the WBC Silver Title Belt.
Waseem, dubbed 'Falcon,' won the fight for two titles, the WBC Silver Title and the WBA World Eliminator, and with this victory, the 34-year-old has become the first Pakistani to win two world titles.
Waseem (12-1, 8 KOs) had to recover in the final two rounds of a competitive flyweight boxing match to win a close twelve-round unanimous decision over Rober Barrera (23-4, 13 KOs) in a WBA world championship eliminator.
The Pakistani boxer won by scores of 115-113, 115-114, and 117-111. Barrera gave Wassem a hard time as well, but he succumbed to pressure in a couple of rounds.
The modest fighter praised his trainers for all the hard effort they put in to prepare him for the key bout after capturing the WBC Silver belt.
"I'd like to express my gratitude to my coaches, who diligently prepared me for this fight. Waseem said, "I am happy to achieve yet another milestone for Pakistan," and thanked his fans for their unwavering support. "The fans' support boosted my confidence, and I appreciate it," he said.
Waseem has won numerous medals in both domestic and international championships, and he has done more to promote boxing in a country preoccupied with other sports, particularly cricket.