Sports Board to extend help for promotion of boxing, wrestling

LAHORE:Pakistan’s celebrated boxer Mohammad Waseem and star wrestler Mohammad Inam held separate meetings with Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Aamir Jan at Punjab Stadium, here on Tuesday.

Aamir Jan appreciated their feats saying that the entire nation is proud of their remarkable accomplishments. “Sports Board Punjab will extend every possible facility for promotion of boxing and wrestling in Punjab,” he said.

The DG Sports Board Punjab, during his meeting with boxer Mohammad Waseem, offered the national hero to utilise Sports Board Punjab’s modern boxing arena and other facilities whenever he visits Lahore. “We are also taking steps to build modern boxing arenas in every division of Punjab province besides holding boxing competitions,” he added.

Waseem expressed his delight to see modern sports infrastructure in Punjab. “I will give young boxers valuable tips whenever I come here,” he promised.

Aamir Jan also lauded the incredible performance of star wrestler Mohammad Inam. He instructed DSO Gujranwala on the spot to prepare an Akkhara for Mohammad Inam so that he can get proper and sufficient training for his next international competition.

Pakistan Wrestling Federation’s (PWF) Secretary Arshad Sattar was also present during the meeting.

It’s pertinent to mention here that boxer Mohammad Waseem defeated Panama’s Carlos Melo in recent days and maintained his top position in World Boxing Council’s (WBC) ranking as Silver Flyweight champion. Quetta-born Waseem knocked out his rival Melo in the first round to script his eighth consecutive victory of his professional career.

Wrestler Mohammad Inam also lifted gold in the Beach World Wrestling Championship in Dalyan, Turkey, last Sunday, when he upstaged former world champion Pejman Fazlollah Tabar Naghrachi of Iran in the -90 kilogramme freestyle final.