PANAMA: World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem continued his winning run as he knocked out Panama’s Ivan Trejos in the third round in Panama on Sunday.
Waseem, who was also honoured with Pakistan’s Pride of Performance award, had earlier knocked out Eliecer Valdez, another Panamanian, in the second round on July 5.
This was Waseem’s second bout of the month and a victory means the Quetta-born boxer has managed to keep his undefeated streak alive.
Waseem, who turned pro in 2015, won the WBC silver title in July last year with a win over Philippines’ Jether Oliva before successfully defended it against Filipino Geimel Magramo in November.
The 29-year-old added: “He got a few powerful body shots from me and also a cut above his eye. I feel he began to give up by the middle of the third round. But he put up a good fight.”
Waseem further reveals that the fight was important to improve his rankings, and it also fulfills the WBC requirement of its champions to stay active in order to keep the title.