Keep An Eye On: Muhammad Waseem!
By: Jesús Milano
(January 18th) Muhammad Waseem has proven that perseverance and patience pay off and now he is on the verge of a world title fight. The Pakistani fighter is in a tough super flyweight division, but he has worked his way to the top and is a fighter we should keep an eye on.
He is 34 years old and was born in Pakistan. In his last fight he defeated Colombian Rober Barrera in eliminator bout and now he just has to wait to get his chance for a world title.
His career started in 2015 and from the beginning he showed his skills and in 2018 he got his first opportunity for the flyweight world title. Waseem lost to Moruti Mthalane by unanimous decision in his ninth professional fight but that did not mean a setback for him but rather it has given him the impetus to continue and try again.
Since then, he moved up to Super Flyweight where has won four fights, two of them by knockout. One of the most interesting characteristics of the “Falcon” is that he is tall for his weight class and knows how to use that to his advantage. He has been working on managing his energyto reach the final rounds in better condition, perhaps one of the weaknesses he has had.
Waseem is waiting for a new opportunity and he wants to make it happen. It’s not going to be an easy challenge but sooner rather than later he will be involved in a world title fight and it’s good the fans know who he is. His record is 12 wins, 1 loss and 8 knockouts, which speaks of his consistency and strength.
Omar Rosario, Participant Of the WBA
Future Champion, Expects a Great 2022!
By: Jesús Milano
(January 14th) The amateur boxers who took part in the WBA Future Champions have followed their path and one of them is the Puerto Rican Omar Rosario, who jumped into professional in 2020, today he remains undefeated and wants to continue to stand out in 2022.
On Saturday, January 15, he will enter the ring for his sixth professional boxing fight and his intention is to have a year full of activity that will help him continue developing and achieving his goals in this sport.
Rosario had a good amateur career and participated in the WBA Future Champions, the program of the pioneering organization that seeks to contribute to the development of amateur fighters and do its bit to improve the crisis that the discipline has experienced in this area in recent years.
Rosario will fight Raekwon Butler in New York this weekend and it will be a fight with new circumstances for him. “I’m excited and ready for this challenge. I was eager to have my first six round test because it will allow me to develop my fight plan. This way I will be able to accommodate the punches better and I can do my job,” the 23-year-old told Primera Hora newspaper.
“The three fights last year went well for me, I came out with two knockouts and the last one I won by decision. In 2022 I am determined to win the triple crown for Puerto Rico as “Prospect of the Year”. First it was Berlanga, then Xander and now it will be my turn. I don’t see it as pressure, but as a goal I want to achieve,” continued the Caguas native.
Rosario said he wants to fight as many times as possible in 2022 and that doing it so early in the year is good news for him.
“It’s important to fight in January because if everything goes well I can be active several times in the year. I’m always in the gym preparing for challenges to show that Puerto Rico is still making waves. I spent Christmas dieting, but they are sacrifices that are worth it because this is my job,” said the super lightweight prospect.
Ayala Dethrones Andino of the Fedebol Title In Argentina!
By: Jesús Milano
(January 10th) Cristian Javier Ayala won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol super welterweight title this weekend after defeating Christian Nicolas Andino by knockout in two rounds and taking the belt from him at the Palacio de los Deportes, Mar del Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ayala’s youth and physical fitness were noticeable from the very beginning. It was a one way fight to the surprise of the fans, who expected much more parity between Ayala and the hitherto champion and Andino, both from Argentina. A right hand to the face sent Andino to the canvas in the very first round and although he recovered he looked in bad shape.
Seeing what happened in the opening round, Ayala came out determined to end the fight in the second chapter and launched an attack to connect Andino and put him on the ropes. It was another right hand to the jaw that sent Andino to the canvas again in that round and although the referee was making the protective count, the corner decided to intervene.
Ayala showed his strength against a more experienced opponent, defeated him with ease and won the regional belt that will help him to get better opportunities in the future. At 22 years of age, he has been gradually improving and has already made a name for himself on the continental scene.
His record improved to 7 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw and 3 knockouts. For his part, Andino dropped to 16 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw and 2 knockouts.