- Pakistan’s premier professional boxer is approached by bookies from neighbouring countries.
- Mohammad Wasim reveals that he had been offered 100,000 pounds from someone from a close neighbouring country.
- The boxer says he declined the offer.
KARACHI: Pakistan’s premier professional boxer and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Number 4, Mohammad Waseem, was approached by bookies from neighbouring countries, it emerged on Wednesday.
According to a news report published in The News, the two-time WBC flyweight world silver champion has disclosed that he had been approached by some bookies for fixing his coming world title bout from a neighbouring country in the near past.
“Yes, sometime back I was approached by some bookmakers that I should fix with them my coming world title bout which I am to play this year,” he said.
He also revealed that he had been offered 100,000 pounds from someone from a close neighbouring country when he was going to defend his WBC world silver title four years ago.
The boxer said he declined the offer.
Waseem was talking with this correspondent after he posted a video message about this issue on his official social media page on Tuesday.
“When I was approached I did not talk with them in detail but after listening to their offer I kept silent and switched off my mobile,” the boxer said.
“I am a loyal Pakistani and my performances in the international circuit will prove to be hard punches for such people also,” said Waseem, a former WBC No1.
“I will know about my future fights in the next week or so and then will fly for Glasgow to resume my training,” he said.