By Anthony Cocks
Former IBF flyweight world title challenger Muhammad ‘Falcon’ Waseem 8-1 (6) is looking forward to training with Danny Vaughan at MTK Scotland as he plots another world title run.
The 31-year-old Pakistani, who signed a managerial deal with boxing powerhouse MTK Global in January, is keen to bring a fight to his homeland.
“Since signing my deal with MTK Global, I’m feeling much more secure than I was. Now, I am not worried,” Waseem said to natcour.com.
“MTK Global is planning to meet with the prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in order to arrange my bout. That will help promote professional boxing in my country.
“I’m still in the top 10 and my eyes are on the world title. I’m hoping to claim it this year or next year at the latest.”
The two-time Commonwealth Games medallist, who lost his bid to claim the IBF world title from veteran Moruti Mthalane by the thinnest of margins last July, previously trained at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas.
New coach Vaughan is equally excited to be working with one of the hottest prospects in boxing.
“I’m really excited to be working with Waseem. He’s super-talented and a great addition to my stable,” Vaughan said.
“Waseem is an elite fighter so it shows you we’re doing something right here in Glasgow! We’re going to make an assault on a world title with him this year and we can’t wait to get going.
“He’s swapping Vegas for Glasgow so he’s in for a bit of a shock in terms of the weather but we’ll get straight to work. It’d be nice to regain his WBC ranking belt up again and then go for one of the world titles.”