Flyweight ‘Falcon’ has followed up two medals at the Commonwealth Games as an amateur by excelling since turning professional in 2015 and was only narrowly denied a world title in his ninth fight when outpointed by IBF champion Moruti Mthalane.
As he prepares to make a second assault on the summit of the sport, Waseem is delighted to have signed with the boxing world’s leading management company.
Waseem said: “I’m very excited to be signing for MTK Global. They are one of the best companies in boxing and they do a great job with their fighters.
“I had meetings with MTK Global and they are good people. Hopefully I’m going to fight for a world title soon – hopefully I’ll win it either this year or next year.
“I’m proud to represent the people of Pakistan. I won medals as an amateur so many people know me there. When I win the world title, it will be for my country and I’m excited to do that.
“I’d like a rematch with Mthalane eventually but I’ll leave that up to MTK Global. We’ll discuss what we will do but the goal is clear – I want to become a world champion for myself, for them and for my country.”
MTK Global International Consultant Mike Altamura said: “I’m really excited to sign Muhammad and break into a new market in Pakistan. He’s a world-class talent.
“I’m very confident that with regular activity, he has all the ability to win a world championship in the next 18 months.
“He’s a real gentleman and it’s great to be working with someone with his attitude. I believe he’s a great representative for his people.”
News of Waseem’s first task as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.