“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up”


Fighting has always been in my blood. Ever since I was a young child, I loved the art of battle. Coincidentally, boxing was the perfect profession for me. I have been boxing for the past 15 or so years. I have seen highs and lows, and all the sport has to offer. In only my 4th fight, I won the WBC silver title. In my 9th fight, I challenged for the IBF World title. There is nothing like making your ring walk, and stepping into the squared circle. The adrenaline and buzz you get, I don’t think anything can compete with that, and that’s why I love this sport. Growing up in Quetta, Pakistan, I never had much. I used to see my sporting heroes on the television, and I was in awe of the love and admiration they received. Cricket has always been massive in Pakistan, and I wanted to be at the forefront of sport for my nation just as these cricketers were.

But rather than cricket, my route came through boxing. Boxing taught me discipline and respect. It has taken me around the World, and I will always be indebted to the sport. In 2009 I went to the Kings Cup in Thailand as an amatuer. I finished with a bronze medal, and as it was my first major boxing assignment, I was relatively happy with the outcome, although I knew I needed to do better. At the time, I hardly trained or ate well. This tournament taught me I needed to do so much more in order to compete with the top athletes of the World. One year later, I went to Beijing to compete in the World combat games, and I managed to win Gold in the Flyweight division. This was the moment where I finally realised I am good enough at the sport, and I can have a future. The feeling of walking out with a Pakistan flag, and representing your nation cannot be matched. It was such an amazing feeling and an absolute honour. I told myself that day, that I am going to do something special for Pakistan, and my target was to win a World title for my nation, and in the process become the first Pakistani to do so.

I turned professional in June 2015. In July 2018, in only my 9th professional fight, I came narrowly close in achieving my goal. I felt I was unlucky to not receive the decision, but it has only motivated me more. I have since partnered up with MTK global, who I have thus far had 2 fights with. I hope this following year is the year where I can have the second opportunity to finally achieve my goal. So join me on this journey, and this quest of winning a World title for Pakistan, and bringing glory to my beloved nation. I am working harder than ever to achieve this goal and I will overcome whatever it takes.

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1997 – first amateur fight in Pakistan

2009 Kings Cup – wins bronze medal in his first major amateur tournament in Bangok, Thailand

2010 South Asian Games – wins the silver medal in Dhaka, Bangladesh

2010 Commonwealth Games – won a bronze medal in New Delhi, India.

2010 World Combat Games – wins a Gold medal after defeating Dagoberto Augero of the Dominican Republic

2011 President Cup – finishes the tournament with a bronze medal after defeat in the semi-final

2011 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament – wins Gold and named best boxer of the tournament in Islamabad

2014 Commonwealth Games – narrowly misses out on the Gold medal after a close decision loss to Australian boxer, Moloney.

2014 Asian Games – wins a Bronze medal

June 2015 – Calls an end to his amatuer career. Turns professional

October 2015 – Pro debut. Defeats South Korea’s Min Wook Lee. Wins South Korea bantamweight title.

December 2015 – Turns 2-0 after beating a 7-2 fighter in Bangok, Thailand

March 2016 – Knocks out John Bajawain Seoul, South Korea

July 2016 – Wins the vacant WBC Silver flyweight title

November 2016 – Defends his WBC Silver title with a points decision 

July 2017 – First fight in Panama results in a knockout over Eliecer Valdez

July 2017 – Moves to 7-0 with a knockout victory 

September 2017 – Another victory, third consecutive knockout victory on the bounce

July 2018 – Fights for his maiden world title in Kuala Lumpur. Narrowly misses the title.

March 2019 – Signs with boxing management company MTK Global

September 2019 – First round knockout victory over Phillipino boxer Conrado Tanamor in Dubai

November 2019 – Unanimous decision over former two time World champion, Ganigan Lopez