Muhammad Waseem

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Muhammad Waseem told : “I came here on a visit visa in 2016 and then returned to Pakistan. I came back one year later but playing cricket was not exactly my dream as I was looking for a job,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “But that was about it. Getting into big time cricket was a dream I could not afford because my job as a sales executive demanded a lot from me. Still I managed to play some local UAE club matches in the night after long office hours in the day,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I was very upset because I hardly drop catches,” External link

thenational Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Congratulations to Sunny tonight, he was the better man,” “I felt it was very unfair of the referee to take points off me, I don’t know why he did it – this is a fight” External link

thenational Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:30:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Sunny is a great fighter, and world champion, but he’s not the best I’ve come up against in my career, I’ve beaten better than him,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It was a very tough fight,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to thank Danny because not only is he a great trainer, he’s a great man,” “He’s really looked after me. When we are training and sparring, whatever instructions he gives me, I follow. He’s one of the most experienced trainers in boxing and he’s been involved in the sport for over 30 years. He has helped me with everything, which I’m so grateful for, and that gives me even more motivation to become a world champion” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It would be absolutely amazing, both for myself and for Pakistan,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Everyone has been backing me whether I have been scoring or not scoring, the coach, the captain, and the players,” External link

thenational Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “When the textbooks remain unchanged for three years, the senior and junior students share their books every year which eases the burden on parents,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Babar Azam ) : "We have observed an improvement in Azam Khan's fitness," External link

geo-tv Friday, June 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Health Centre ) : “But merely one in five went to the Community Health Centre (CHC), which has free Covid-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination facilities,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Imran Khan ) : “I want to say a very big thank you to my big brother, the two-time world champion Amir Khan, who has given me the opportunity that I have been waiting for to make my debut in Pakistan,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “I am the only Pakistani boxer, who has reached that level. It’s also pride for my country as being the world title challenger I can challenge the champion from any boxing world body,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Since then I’ve been pressing him [Mthalane] for a challenge again, but to no avail so far. It’s clear he doesn’t want to fight me. But he is left with only two options now – either to fight me to defend the title or vacate it as I’ve already challenged for that,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Since then I’ve been pressing him [Mthalane] for a challenge again, but to no avail so far. It’s clear he doesn’t want to fight me. But he is left with only two options now – either to fight me to defend the title or vacate it as I’ve already challenged for that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Hopefully, the title fight will take place in March, next year. But prior to that I’ll be fighting in an eliminator in December to qualify for that [title fight],” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : "I have been the best fighter in Pakistan and I started professional boxing at the world level. Now after my success in professional boxing, lot of good young fighters are coming up in Pakistan. I am trying to promote boxing in my country," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "I am from Quetta. You will be surprised to know that in my province cricket is not the most popular sport," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I am very happy for the win and will continue to make my country proud in future as well,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to thank people of Pakistan who have been praying for me and supported me,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Amir wants to fight in Pakistan. And, I too want that (to fight in Pakistan). It’ll be an iconic moment if we fight in the same arena (here). It’ll good for Pakistan boxing. It’ll spread Pakistan’s name in the entire boxing world,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I just need some proper support and you will see me becoming world champion again,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m back to training in Glasgow,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Vaughan had been great, and with this fight, I know I was a changed boxer. We worked more on speed, I know I executed the combinations well that we had practiced and this is just a beginning all over again,” “My confidence is at its highest right now” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I know the young boxers back home look up to me, they feel professional boxing is their way out of poverty too. It can be, but we need the infrastructure. I have no doubt that Pakistan can produce world class boxers. Quetta’s youth can come forward too,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It all comes suddenly. I’m grateful to Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik and others to have congratulated me, their fans may know me now too. I’m just glad,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to see more Pakistani boxers in professional boxing and that is something I want to strive for even,” “If I can help them to get an under-card fight with mine, I will. There are no two ways about it, now that I feel I have earned a little respect in the boxing world” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I feel Philippines boxers to be very competitive and inspired by Manny Pacquiao. Their boxing really picked up when Pacquiao emerged as the best in the world. It has given an entire generation a sport to be proud of. I hope I can do the same for Pakistan too, or at least for the youth from my home-town, but we really need facilities and as a nation we need to care of the athletes,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem disse : "É claro que eu a estrangulei" External link

sic Friday, September 27, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Amir wants to fight in Pakistan. And, I too want that (to fight in Pakistan). It’ll be an iconic moment if we fight in the same arena (here). It’ll good for Pakistan boxing. It’ll spread Pakistan’s name in the entire boxing world,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I just need some proper support and you will see me becoming world champion again,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : "I said it before that I'm the best flyweight and I proved myself before," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "I never take any fighter lightly. He's a good fighter, he has a good record, 11 fights and just three losses, and he's a former Asian title holder and won a belt as well. It was a very good fight and I trained very hard for this fight, six months in Glasgow with Danny Vaughan. When you work hard, you get the results. Now, I'm looking forward to my next fight," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “It is shocking for me to find out just a day before the weigh-ins,” External link

tribune Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’ll just wait for the next date, it can be July 5, it can be further away next month, but I know there will be a fight, all is not lost. I am just waiting here. It was disappointing but I can’t remain in that state, I need to hope for a better fight,” External link

tribune Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m just excited, I can’t wait to be back in the ring and win,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s just few days left and I have trained very hard here in Glasgow with my coaches here. I’m very well taken care of, but my goal was to have as many sparring rounds as I could, so I had 65 rounds, although I was looking for 100, but I’m confident this fight is mine, with all the amateur experience too, I know I can knock-out Chuwa. If not, my strategy will be to build it up, and see what he has got, but I’m not going in the ring to lose” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’m agile and everyone thought I’m resilient and I’m quick so they started to call me Falcon, and I accepted it,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The toughest are Mexican, South Americans and even Asians. African boxers have their own style and it is unique,” “I’m just hoping for a good bout” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m just excited, I can’t wait to be back in the ring and win,” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s just few days left and I have trained very hard here in Glasgow with my coaches here. I’m very well taken care of, but my goal was to have as many sparring rounds as I could, so I had 65 rounds, although I was looking for 100, but I’m confident this fight is mine, with all the amateur experience too, I know I can knock-out Chuwa. If not, my strategy will be to build it up, and see what he has got, but I’m not going in the ring to lose” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’m agile and everyone thought I’m resilient and I’m quick so they started to call me Falcon, and I accepted it,” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The toughest are Mexican, South Americans and even Asians. African boxers have their own style and it is unique,” “I’m just hoping for a good bout” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It had been a struggle but now it will be over,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want that ranking to go up from nine,” “I can still challenge for the world title, but I know I need more bouts, wherever the journey would take me, but I know the destination is the world title” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It had been a struggle but now it will be over,” External link

tribune Friday, May 17, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want that ranking to go up from nine,” “I can still challenge for the world title, but I know I need more bouts, wherever the journey would take me, but I know the destination is the world title” External link

tribune Friday, May 17, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I’m finally out of Pakistan and training, and that means I have opportunity,” “I’m working hard here in the UK, I’m seeing so many talented boxers from all over the world, MTK has many with them, so this is helping me” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I got out because I saw no hope. It makes me so happy that he is getting better exposure in the news. No one asked me anything when I got the Pride of Performance award, but people are noticing Inam, and the government should step forward. They just can’t leave their athletes like this,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I needed better sparring partners. I needed this momentum in my career and it is all about becoming the best boxer that I can. I don’t know yet who will I fight, but I know the date and my eyes are set on it. I’m still among the top 10 boxers in the world, I can’t lose hope, I can’t be complacent,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “The weather really helps here, it is cooler, but I’m learning better techniques. I’m improving with the help of professional coaches, so I’m satisfied. All I want to do is give my all at this point,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I train in Ramadan too, but of course the timings change, it is not an excuse to be lazy,” “I have to train because after Ramadan there would be roughly two weeks left for my bout, so I need to keep myself in my form and get the best results. I want to have at least 100 rounds of sparring before that” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “It’s just that people respect us boxers, the Pakistani athletes, much more here,” “I’m not bitter, but the truth is the people abroad respect us more, put more effort into us and they celebrate us more. In Pakistan we keep looking for the federations or the governments or the sponsors to come forward and help us. I look back at my hometown, Quetta, there is nothing over there, and the chief minister of the province is more encouraging of cricket. They just forget that there are other sports and great athletes in the country; even better than me” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “awful when I think how legends go unappreciated in Pakistan. Athletics as a sport takes nerves of steel, we need to educate ourselves about our heroes, it is our job. I just want to wish him the best, and let him know that he is an inspiration,” External link

tribune Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I don’t want to be bitter about the past, and how it didn’t work out with my previous promoter. It did become very hard for me to survive. But I’m glad that MTK have picked me now, they have been dealing with lots of great boxers and this is an affirmation for me that people can see my talent, they can see my skill and MTK have been taking good care of me so far. They gave me respect, and for me it is about the reputation too, with this contract I know I’ve got support internationally and people are happy for me,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m still in the top 10 ratings internationally,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I don’t want to be bitter about the past, and how it didn’t work out with my previous promoter. It did become very hard for me to survive. But I’m glad that MTK have picked me now, they have been dealing with lots of great boxers and this is an affirmation for me that people can see my talent, they can see my skill and MTK have been taking good care of me so far. They gave me respect, and for me it is about the reputation too, with this contract I know I’ve got support internationally and people are happy for me,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The biggest thing for me is that I want to stage one of my bouts in Pakistan too; I want boxing to get opportunities for promotion. The Prime Minister should also look into this one day. I can have a fight abroad too, but it is not just for me, but others too, just to show the youngsters that there is a future for talented boxers. But the lack of infrastructure and initiatives from the national boxing federation, and consequently the lack of scope for professional boxing is what becomes a curse for boxers,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “They want me to be in the UK for the camp now, the paper work is being done,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "There are other issues as well... Like the maulvi issue," External link

mid-day Monday, October 30, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m still stuck here asking for money from the government; all I’m saying is that I can also hold the next fight in Pakistan, if I get the funds,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Qamar Javed Bajwa ) : “I met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad on Friday and told them that I can have my fights in Pakistan, which will benefit not only me but the country too. He too promised me that they will help in any way they can,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem complained : “So far I haven’t received the kind of mainstream success in Pakistan that champions deserve,” “Being ignored in my own country gives out a bad impression internationally, but maybe that could change if I can fight in front of my own people” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I think this is the end; all the hard work, all the effort, everything is on line,” External link

tribune Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Only my coach and I know how much effort we’ve put into this. It is not easy and there is a lot of money and people involved; I ran almost 12 miles per day the last two months and went through 120 rounds of sparring,” “My preparation at the end of the day will make the difference in the ring” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, November 28, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Magramo wasn’t an easy opponent at all. So I’m glad that my strategy worked against him,” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The first three rounds I wanted to tire Magramo out,” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Only my coach and I know how much effort we’ve put into this. It is not easy and there is a lot of money and people involved; I ran almost 12 miles per day the last two months and went through 120 rounds of sparring,” “My preparation at the end of the day will make the difference in the ring” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:08:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I want to win this fight, but Magramo is a formidable opponent with a great record,” External link

tribune Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “My target is to have at least 100-102 sparring rounds — ideally more,” “I’m spending a lot of time in physical training too, but the biggest advantage of training in the US is that we get a variety of sparring partners — from Puerto Rico to Phoenix” External link

tribune Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Omar ) : “Flight Lieutenant Omar Shahzad succumbed to injuries after the aircraft crashed,” External link

rferl Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:31:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “After the title win, I immediately wanted to be here in Pakistan,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “When I go to Korea, they would want me to represent Korea eventually. The companies there have been showing interest in sponsoring me and I had to choose to carry on as a Pakistani or settle in Korea; I chose Pakistan,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “She was bringing disrepute to our family’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I just wanted to come home, even though my manager suggested otherwise,” External link

tribune Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s like I forced the authorities to see this… this belt is prestigious, and now cheif Minister Zehri has told me that he wants to sponsor my training and hopefully a fight in the US too. It’s great news for me and Kim as well, as he had put up a lot of money for me to get the title,” External link

tribune Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m happy that I can be an example [to follow] now,” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “When I came to Korea and then went to the US, I realised that boxers are really well taken care of; that people respect boxers and their talent,” “That is something we never get in Pakistan, I am grateful to my friends and fans, but the authorities don’t really care” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I hope people watched my bout since I gave it my all,” “And despite everything, I’m a Pakistani so whatever I win belongs to Pakistan” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem disse : “Eu não tenho arrependimentos. Em todo caso, o comportamento dela foi inaceitável” External link

extra Monday, July 18, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told ( about Ghazi Khan ) : “I had made up my mind that day, and I was waiting for my sister to come to come home in Dera Ghazi Khan or nearby Multan district,” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I gave her sleeping pills and then strangled her,” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Girls are supposed to stay at home and honour family traditions, but she defied them,” “My friends used to taunt me by sharing her risqué videos and pictures on my cellphone” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “She was bringing disrepute to our family’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I will go to Cuba for sure,” External link

tribune Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “So far we haven’t received any notification from the federation regarding training out-of-station,” “We don’t even have a calendar yet. However, with the little money that I received, I’ll be looking to improve my preparations and would also be going to the national camp in Karachi on Monday” External link

tribune Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:41:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
champion15.12%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
boxer26.74%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
professional boxer13.95%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
top professional boxer1.16%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
director4.65%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
interactive resource centre director1.16%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
resource centre director1.16%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
local government director1.16%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
health secretary1.16%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
energy secretary1.16%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
petitioner1.16%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
secretary9.30%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
chief secretary4.65%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
public relations officer1.16%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
suspect4.65%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
only professional boxer10.47%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
murderer1.16%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Muhammad WaseemEN87.46%
Muhammad WaseemFR9.83%
Muhammad WaseemPT2.03%
Muhammad WaseemMT0.34%
Muhammad WaseemEL0.34%


 
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Muhammad Waseem

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Muhammad Waseem told : “I came here on a visit visa in 2016 and then returned to Pakistan. I came back one year later but playing cricket was not exactly my dream as I was looking for a job,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “But that was about it. Getting into big time cricket was a dream I could not afford because my job as a sales executive demanded a lot from me. Still I managed to play some local UAE club matches in the night after long office hours in the day,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I was very upset because I hardly drop catches,” External link

thenational Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Congratulations to Sunny tonight, he was the better man,” “I felt it was very unfair of the referee to take points off me, I don’t know why he did it – this is a fight” External link

thenational Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:30:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Sunny is a great fighter, and world champion, but he’s not the best I’ve come up against in my career, I’ve beaten better than him,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It was a very tough fight,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to thank Danny because not only is he a great trainer, he’s a great man,” “He’s really looked after me. When we are training and sparring, whatever instructions he gives me, I follow. He’s one of the most experienced trainers in boxing and he’s been involved in the sport for over 30 years. He has helped me with everything, which I’m so grateful for, and that gives me even more motivation to become a world champion” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It would be absolutely amazing, both for myself and for Pakistan,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:28:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Everyone has been backing me whether I have been scoring or not scoring, the coach, the captain, and the players,” External link

thenational Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “When the textbooks remain unchanged for three years, the senior and junior students share their books every year which eases the burden on parents,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Babar Azam ) : "We have observed an improvement in Azam Khan's fitness," External link

geo-tv Friday, June 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Health Centre ) : “But merely one in five went to the Community Health Centre (CHC), which has free Covid-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination facilities,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Imran Khan ) : “I want to say a very big thank you to my big brother, the two-time world champion Amir Khan, who has given me the opportunity that I have been waiting for to make my debut in Pakistan,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “I am the only Pakistani boxer, who has reached that level. It’s also pride for my country as being the world title challenger I can challenge the champion from any boxing world body,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Since then I’ve been pressing him [Mthalane] for a challenge again, but to no avail so far. It’s clear he doesn’t want to fight me. But he is left with only two options now – either to fight me to defend the title or vacate it as I’ve already challenged for that,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Since then I’ve been pressing him [Mthalane] for a challenge again, but to no avail so far. It’s clear he doesn’t want to fight me. But he is left with only two options now – either to fight me to defend the title or vacate it as I’ve already challenged for that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Hopefully, the title fight will take place in March, next year. But prior to that I’ll be fighting in an eliminator in December to qualify for that [title fight],” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : "I have been the best fighter in Pakistan and I started professional boxing at the world level. Now after my success in professional boxing, lot of good young fighters are coming up in Pakistan. I am trying to promote boxing in my country," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "I am from Quetta. You will be surprised to know that in my province cricket is not the most popular sport," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I am very happy for the win and will continue to make my country proud in future as well,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to thank people of Pakistan who have been praying for me and supported me,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Amir wants to fight in Pakistan. And, I too want that (to fight in Pakistan). It’ll be an iconic moment if we fight in the same arena (here). It’ll good for Pakistan boxing. It’ll spread Pakistan’s name in the entire boxing world,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I just need some proper support and you will see me becoming world champion again,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m back to training in Glasgow,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Vaughan had been great, and with this fight, I know I was a changed boxer. We worked more on speed, I know I executed the combinations well that we had practiced and this is just a beginning all over again,” “My confidence is at its highest right now” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I know the young boxers back home look up to me, they feel professional boxing is their way out of poverty too. It can be, but we need the infrastructure. I have no doubt that Pakistan can produce world class boxers. Quetta’s youth can come forward too,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It all comes suddenly. I’m grateful to Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik and others to have congratulated me, their fans may know me now too. I’m just glad,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want to see more Pakistani boxers in professional boxing and that is something I want to strive for even,” “If I can help them to get an under-card fight with mine, I will. There are no two ways about it, now that I feel I have earned a little respect in the boxing world” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I feel Philippines boxers to be very competitive and inspired by Manny Pacquiao. Their boxing really picked up when Pacquiao emerged as the best in the world. It has given an entire generation a sport to be proud of. I hope I can do the same for Pakistan too, or at least for the youth from my home-town, but we really need facilities and as a nation we need to care of the athletes,” External link

tribune Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem disse : "É claro que eu a estrangulei" External link

sic Friday, September 27, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem added : “Amir wants to fight in Pakistan. And, I too want that (to fight in Pakistan). It’ll be an iconic moment if we fight in the same arena (here). It’ll good for Pakistan boxing. It’ll spread Pakistan’s name in the entire boxing world,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I just need some proper support and you will see me becoming world champion again,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : "I said it before that I'm the best flyweight and I proved myself before," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "I never take any fighter lightly. He's a good fighter, he has a good record, 11 fights and just three losses, and he's a former Asian title holder and won a belt as well. It was a very good fight and I trained very hard for this fight, six months in Glasgow with Danny Vaughan. When you work hard, you get the results. Now, I'm looking forward to my next fight," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “It is shocking for me to find out just a day before the weigh-ins,” External link

tribune Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’ll just wait for the next date, it can be July 5, it can be further away next month, but I know there will be a fight, all is not lost. I am just waiting here. It was disappointing but I can’t remain in that state, I need to hope for a better fight,” External link

tribune Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m just excited, I can’t wait to be back in the ring and win,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s just few days left and I have trained very hard here in Glasgow with my coaches here. I’m very well taken care of, but my goal was to have as many sparring rounds as I could, so I had 65 rounds, although I was looking for 100, but I’m confident this fight is mine, with all the amateur experience too, I know I can knock-out Chuwa. If not, my strategy will be to build it up, and see what he has got, but I’m not going in the ring to lose” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’m agile and everyone thought I’m resilient and I’m quick so they started to call me Falcon, and I accepted it,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The toughest are Mexican, South Americans and even Asians. African boxers have their own style and it is unique,” “I’m just hoping for a good bout” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m just excited, I can’t wait to be back in the ring and win,” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s just few days left and I have trained very hard here in Glasgow with my coaches here. I’m very well taken care of, but my goal was to have as many sparring rounds as I could, so I had 65 rounds, although I was looking for 100, but I’m confident this fight is mine, with all the amateur experience too, I know I can knock-out Chuwa. If not, my strategy will be to build it up, and see what he has got, but I’m not going in the ring to lose” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I’m agile and everyone thought I’m resilient and I’m quick so they started to call me Falcon, and I accepted it,” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The toughest are Mexican, South Americans and even Asians. African boxers have their own style and it is unique,” “I’m just hoping for a good bout” External link

tribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It had been a struggle but now it will be over,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want that ranking to go up from nine,” “I can still challenge for the world title, but I know I need more bouts, wherever the journey would take me, but I know the destination is the world title” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It had been a struggle but now it will be over,” External link

tribune Friday, May 17, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I want that ranking to go up from nine,” “I can still challenge for the world title, but I know I need more bouts, wherever the journey would take me, but I know the destination is the world title” External link

tribune Friday, May 17, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I’m finally out of Pakistan and training, and that means I have opportunity,” “I’m working hard here in the UK, I’m seeing so many talented boxers from all over the world, MTK has many with them, so this is helping me” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I got out because I saw no hope. It makes me so happy that he is getting better exposure in the news. No one asked me anything when I got the Pride of Performance award, but people are noticing Inam, and the government should step forward. They just can’t leave their athletes like this,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I needed better sparring partners. I needed this momentum in my career and it is all about becoming the best boxer that I can. I don’t know yet who will I fight, but I know the date and my eyes are set on it. I’m still among the top 10 boxers in the world, I can’t lose hope, I can’t be complacent,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “The weather really helps here, it is cooler, but I’m learning better techniques. I’m improving with the help of professional coaches, so I’m satisfied. All I want to do is give my all at this point,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I train in Ramadan too, but of course the timings change, it is not an excuse to be lazy,” “I have to train because after Ramadan there would be roughly two weeks left for my bout, so I need to keep myself in my form and get the best results. I want to have at least 100 rounds of sparring before that” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “It’s just that people respect us boxers, the Pakistani athletes, much more here,” “I’m not bitter, but the truth is the people abroad respect us more, put more effort into us and they celebrate us more. In Pakistan we keep looking for the federations or the governments or the sponsors to come forward and help us. I look back at my hometown, Quetta, there is nothing over there, and the chief minister of the province is more encouraging of cricket. They just forget that there are other sports and great athletes in the country; even better than me” External link

tribune Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “awful when I think how legends go unappreciated in Pakistan. Athletics as a sport takes nerves of steel, we need to educate ourselves about our heroes, it is our job. I just want to wish him the best, and let him know that he is an inspiration,” External link

tribune Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I don’t want to be bitter about the past, and how it didn’t work out with my previous promoter. It did become very hard for me to survive. But I’m glad that MTK have picked me now, they have been dealing with lots of great boxers and this is an affirmation for me that people can see my talent, they can see my skill and MTK have been taking good care of me so far. They gave me respect, and for me it is about the reputation too, with this contract I know I’ve got support internationally and people are happy for me,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m still in the top 10 ratings internationally,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I don’t want to be bitter about the past, and how it didn’t work out with my previous promoter. It did become very hard for me to survive. But I’m glad that MTK have picked me now, they have been dealing with lots of great boxers and this is an affirmation for me that people can see my talent, they can see my skill and MTK have been taking good care of me so far. They gave me respect, and for me it is about the reputation too, with this contract I know I’ve got support internationally and people are happy for me,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The biggest thing for me is that I want to stage one of my bouts in Pakistan too; I want boxing to get opportunities for promotion. The Prime Minister should also look into this one day. I can have a fight abroad too, but it is not just for me, but others too, just to show the youngsters that there is a future for talented boxers. But the lack of infrastructure and initiatives from the national boxing federation, and consequently the lack of scope for professional boxing is what becomes a curse for boxers,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “They want me to be in the UK for the camp now, the paper work is being done,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : "There are other issues as well... Like the maulvi issue," External link

mid-day Monday, October 30, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m still stuck here asking for money from the government; all I’m saying is that I can also hold the next fight in Pakistan, if I get the funds,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Qamar Javed Bajwa ) : “I met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad on Friday and told them that I can have my fights in Pakistan, which will benefit not only me but the country too. He too promised me that they will help in any way they can,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem complained : “So far I haven’t received the kind of mainstream success in Pakistan that champions deserve,” “Being ignored in my own country gives out a bad impression internationally, but maybe that could change if I can fight in front of my own people” External link

tribune Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I think this is the end; all the hard work, all the effort, everything is on line,” External link

tribune Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Only my coach and I know how much effort we’ve put into this. It is not easy and there is a lot of money and people involved; I ran almost 12 miles per day the last two months and went through 120 rounds of sparring,” “My preparation at the end of the day will make the difference in the ring” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, November 28, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “Magramo wasn’t an easy opponent at all. So I’m glad that my strategy worked against him,” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem explained : “The first three rounds I wanted to tire Magramo out,” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Only my coach and I know how much effort we’ve put into this. It is not easy and there is a lot of money and people involved; I ran almost 12 miles per day the last two months and went through 120 rounds of sparring,” “My preparation at the end of the day will make the difference in the ring” External link

tribune Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:08:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I want to win this fight, but Magramo is a formidable opponent with a great record,” External link

tribune Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “My target is to have at least 100-102 sparring rounds — ideally more,” “I’m spending a lot of time in physical training too, but the biggest advantage of training in the US is that we get a variety of sparring partners — from Puerto Rico to Phoenix” External link

tribune Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Omar ) : “Flight Lieutenant Omar Shahzad succumbed to injuries after the aircraft crashed,” External link

rferl Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:31:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “After the title win, I immediately wanted to be here in Pakistan,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “When I go to Korea, they would want me to represent Korea eventually. The companies there have been showing interest in sponsoring me and I had to choose to carry on as a Pakistani or settle in Korea; I chose Pakistan,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “She was bringing disrepute to our family’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:24:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I just wanted to come home, even though my manager suggested otherwise,” External link

tribune Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “It’s like I forced the authorities to see this… this belt is prestigious, and now cheif Minister Zehri has told me that he wants to sponsor my training and hopefully a fight in the US too. It’s great news for me and Kim as well, as he had put up a lot of money for me to get the title,” External link

tribune Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I’m happy that I can be an example [to follow] now,” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “When I came to Korea and then went to the US, I realised that boxers are really well taken care of; that people respect boxers and their talent,” “That is something we never get in Pakistan, I am grateful to my friends and fans, but the authorities don’t really care” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Pakistan Boxing Federation ) : “I hope people watched my bout since I gave it my all,” “And despite everything, I’m a Pakistani so whatever I win belongs to Pakistan” External link

tribune Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem disse : “Eu não tenho arrependimentos. Em todo caso, o comportamento dela foi inaceitável” External link

extra Monday, July 18, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told ( about Ghazi Khan ) : “I had made up my mind that day, and I was waiting for my sister to come to come home in Dera Ghazi Khan or nearby Multan district,” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “I gave her sleeping pills and then strangled her,” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “Girls are supposed to stay at home and honour family traditions, but she defied them,” “My friends used to taunt me by sharing her risqué videos and pictures on my cellphone” External link

tribune Monday, July 18, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “She was bringing disrepute to our family’s honour and I could not tolerate it any further. I killed her around 11.30pm on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed. My brother is not involved in the murder,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Waseem told : “I will go to Cuba for sure,” External link

tribune Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said : “So far we haven’t received any notification from the federation regarding training out-of-station,” “We don’t even have a calendar yet. However, with the little money that I received, I’ll be looking to improve my preparations and would also be going to the national camp in Karachi on Monday” External link

tribune Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:41:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
champion15.12%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
boxer26.74%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
professional boxer13.95%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
top professional boxer1.16%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
director4.65%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
interactive resource centre director1.16%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
resource centre director1.16%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
local government director1.16%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
health secretary1.16%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
energy secretary1.16%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
petitioner1.16%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
secretary9.30%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
chief secretary4.65%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
public relations officer1.16%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
suspect4.65%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
only professional boxer10.47%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
murderer1.16%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Muhammad WaseemEN87.46%
Muhammad WaseemFR9.83%
Muhammad WaseemPT2.03%
Muhammad WaseemMT0.34%
Muhammad WaseemEL0.34%


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