Pakistani boxing hero Muhammad Waseem signs on the dotted line with MTK Global

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.