British boxer Amir Khan gets more support than me in Pakistan: Waseem

British boxer Amir Khan gets more support than me in Pakistan: Waseem
Muhammad Waseem - File Photo

The WBC Silver Flyweight Champion, Muhammad Waseem complained during a press conference in Karachi that Amir Khan gets more support than me in Pakistan.

The ‘Falcon Khan’ is disheartened to see the support for the British boxer, Amir Khan in the country and lack of appreciation for himself.

“Amir Khan gets more support here, though he has not represented Pakistan in either amateur or in professional boxing, he fights for England,” said Waseem.

The 30-year old, who has been unbeaten in his eight professional bouts, was due to fight for the world title this year, but he lost the opportunity as his South Korean promoter, Andy Kim stopped promoting him on financial grounds.

“My Korean promoter will not support me anymore as my own country does not back me,” he said. “I am getting a contract for three fights, but I will not be able to compete for the world title,” he added.

Furthermore, he is expected to be ripped off from his Silver Flyweight Championship as he has been unable to defend it in the given deadline.

Waseem has won numerous medals for Pakistan as an amateur boxer which includes a bronze and a silver medal in Commonwealth Games, whereas, he has also won a bronze in Asian Games. Moreover, he has claimed two gold medals for his country in World Combat Games and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament.