PESHAWAR, 28 November: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi has announced Rs2.5 million prize for Pakistani boxer Muhammad Wasim for winning the prestigious World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight title for the second consecutive time.
Javed Afridi announced this on his official Twitter account on Monday. Terming him a ‘real’ hero for Pakistan, Afridi said that the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation would support the boxer in the upcoming events.
He further said that the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation would give him a rousing welcome upon his arrival at the Islamabad airport on Monday night. He also announced to make him as his franchise’s ambassador.
Muhammad Wasim successfully defended his title by beating Giemel Magramo of Philippines in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday.
The Quetta-born boxer defeated the Philippine boxer in the 12-round fight.
Wasim was dejected by the poor response of the Pakistan Boxing Federation and after that pursued his professional boxing in private capacity. He is living in Las Vegas where he is being trained by Jeff Mayweather, a renowned boxer.