Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem beats Colombia's Barrera to bag WBC silver world title

09:57 AM | 27 Nov, 2021
Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem beats Colombia's Barrera to bag WBC silver world title

DUBAI – Pakistani boxing ace Muhammad Waseem knocked out Colombia’s Rober Barrera to win the WBC Silver Title Belt during the Friday night show in Dubai.

Waseem, nick­named ‘Falcon’ one-sidedly won the fight for two titles, WBC Silver Title and WBA World Eliminator and with the latest feat, the 34-year-old has become the only Pakistani to become a two-time world boxing champion.

In a competitive flyweight boxing match, Waseem (12-1, 8 KOs) had to rally in the final two rounds to win a close twelve round unanimous decision over Rober Barrera (23-4, 13 KOs) in a WBA world title eliminator.

The scores were 115-113, 115-114, and 117-111 in favor of the Pakistani boxer. Barrera also gave a tough time to Wassem but he went under pressure in a couple of rounds.

Speaking after clinching the WBC Silver title, the humble fighter commended his trainers for all the hard work they put in to prepare him for the crucial fight.

“I would like to thank my trainers who prepared me strongly for this fight. I am happy to accomplish yet another milestone for Pakistan,” Waseem said while also hailing his fans for their all-out support. “Fans’ support boosted my confidence and I thank them for their support,” he added.

Waseem has won several medals in local and international competitions, he has done more to promote the cause of boxing in a country obsessed with other sports largely cricket.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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