This is not the first time that Pakistan lacked sponsors in sports, but this time Pakistan knocked-out big time.
The 30-year-old boxing star from Quetta left a heartfelt message, confessing about the great opportunity he missed because of low finances and low support.
On Thursday, Muhammad Waseem faced major disappointments as he was denied once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title and also stripped of his weight category’s silver title due to non-payment of fees, believed to be some $700,000.
This saddening news was broke out by the boxer himself, in a video:
“I had a WBC flyweight world title shot but that opportunity is gone now as we could not gather the fee needed.”
“I have also been stripped of my WBC silver flyweight title and demoted in the rankings. I was the number one contender but I am now fourth on the list.”
“This is a very sad thing as I could not accomplish my career goal of winning a WBC world title for Pakistan.”
“No one sponsored or supported me here.”
These were the heartfelt complaints said by Muhammad Waseem in his video message.
The player made history in 2016, but sadly he and Pakistan were deprived to witness historic event again this year.