Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem is planning to participate within the 2024 Paris Olympics.
From 2006 to 2014, Waseem was a high novice for his counter, with medals within the Commonwealth Video games and a bronze within the 2014 Incheon Asian Video games within the flyweight class.
He deliberate to characterize Pakistan within the 2016 Rio Olympics however native authorities failed to supply him the required coaching. The assorted issues pressured him to modify over to the professional ranks.
“Sure, I intend to play within the 2024 Paris Olympics. It’s my want to characterize the nation within the Olympics and win a medal for it,” Waseem instructed ‘The Information.’
“Firstly, I’ve set my eyes on the world title in skilled boxing. As soon as I safe that milestone then I’ll go to defend it two occasions. And after that I’ll swap over to novice and one yr of high preparation can land me within the Paris Video games.”
“Pakistan’s boxing wants a type of life and motivation as it’s passing by means of the worst patch of its historical past. I need to give one thing to the nation on the Olympics stage additionally. I’ve quite a lot of expertise and successful a medal within the Olympics is not going to be a problem for me.
“I additionally had in thoughts to attempt to characteristic within the Tokyo Olympics however Covid and different points got here up and I dropped that concept. I nonetheless can play within the Olympics as I’m not so outdated and can instil a brand new life within the nation’s boxing. As soon as I swap over to novice, I’ll attempt to go to America for coaching. America is an efficient place for coaching. I’ve the expertise of coaching there,” stated Waseem, who missed a spot within the 2012 London Video games when he fell within the quarter-finals of the Asian Qualifiers in Astana.
Waseem (11-1, 9 KOs) has had a single struggle since 2019, a TKO win again in December.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he is been unable to do quite a lot of touring to organize or safe fights.
“It’s actually a problem because the COVID wasted quite a lot of my time,” Waseem stated.
“I’m working exhausting and plan to get vaccinated earlier than leaving for a coaching vacation spot in any way it is going to be. Glasgow is my coaching zone however let’s see what occurs as there are restrictions and issues are there concerning motion. I’ll strive my stage greatest to return to the ring as quickly as doable.”