After having completed a complicated but a productive stint with the Korea-based AK Promotions Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem is now set to begin what could be an interesting stint with England-based MTK Global, the world’s major boxing management company.

The 31-year old Quetta boxer a few days ago struck a three-year deal with MTK at a gripping ceremony in Dubai. It is highly expected that during his fresh journey former Pakistan’s amateur fighter will be able to win the coveted world title in the flyweight category.

“Yes, it’s my mission and that is why I have now joined MTK Global,” Waseem told in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

After having won several international medals during his decade-long amateur boxing journey for Pakistan which also includes a bronze in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, silver in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, Waseem also shot to fame in professional circuit within short time when he became a rare boxer of the world to clinch the World Boxing Council (WBC) world silver flyweight title in July 2016 in only his fourth professional fight. He then went on to defend it in November the same year. He has played so far nine professional bouts, winning eight with six knock-outs, losing just a single when he was denied a victory in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title bout against South Africa’s Moruthi Mthalane in July 2018 in Malaysia.

“MTK Global is a big company as over hundred of world’s leading fighters are playing under its wing. I am lucky to have joined a good group and am confident I will win the world title soon,” Waseem said.

“They are professional people and know how to deal with a boxer. I have really been impressed by the treatment the company extended to me during my whole stay in Dubai and the way they gave me the protocol was fantastic,” said Waseem, who turned pro in early 2015.

The former world No1 fighter said he was going to prepare for his new stint.

“I am renewing my passport. And in the next few days I will forward it to my company and will then act what I will be advised by them,” Waseem said.

“In the last few years I faced ups and downs mainly due to financial issues. Now I am not worried as I know I will be looked after strongly by MTK Global and my focus will now only be on my game,” the fighter said.

“What I believe in the start fights for me will be organised for promotions and then we will decide about the world title fight. Personally in the next few days I will start my training. I am confident my stint with the new group will be more productive for me, for my company and for my country,” the boxer said.

Waseem said that there was more chance he would train in Scotland.

“I have been told that Scotland could be my second home as the group has more fighters from that region. Glasgow is also a lucky place for me. The people of that area know me as I have already won silver medal there in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games,” said Waseem, nicknamed Falcon.

Waseem also disclosed that MTK was also interested to organize a few bouts for him in Pakistan.

“Yes definitely. They are interested. They will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and I hope if any such step was taken it would help promote professional boxing in Pakistan,” Waseem said.

During his previous stint with AK Promotions Waseem was mainly coached in Las Vegas, USA, by Jeff Mayweather, uncle of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Junior.

Impressed by Waseem’s professional commitment, Jeff had once told this correspondent that he had never seen such a hard-working fighter in his entire career.

“When he boxes the whole gym stops,” Jeff had told this correspondent.

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