A highly anticipated title fight between Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem and Filipino boxer Donnie Nietes has been canceled.
Due to unexpected challenges with Waseem’s visa application, he was unable to travel for the crucial fight.
Three-time WBC world silver flyweight champion’s first visa application was initially denied by the UAE Embassy, causing a delay.
Aiming to compete on July 22, Waseem resubmitted his visa application from Pakistan, accompanied by his mother.
Due to visa issues, his ongoing training in Scotland went in vain despite their efforts.
According to Mohammad Waseem’s manager, the fight has been canceled due to a non-receipt of the required visa.
The championship fight might have to be postponed until late July or early August if the visa is not granted in time.
Waseem, who has won 12 of his 14 professional fights, holds immense significance for the coming bout, which is sponsored by Dubai-based Disrupt Promotions.
After previous managerial setbacks, Wasim is determined to prove his mettle in the ring and ascend to the flyweight division.