Pakistani ‘Markhor’ knocks out Indian boxer in Bangkok

By: News Desk
Published: 10:55 AM, 4 Aug, 2022
Pakistani ‘Markhor’ knocks out Indian boxer in Bangkok
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Pakistani boxer Shaheer Afridi defeated Indian boxer Israr Usmani in the middleweight category played in Bangkok where Afridi successfully defended ABF middleweight title and inflicted a crushing defeat on his rival, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

Earlier, Indian boxer Israr Usmani had challenged Pakistani boxer Shaheer Afridi

Shaheer won the Middleweight Asian Boxing Championship title three months ago but Bharti challenged him. 

Shaheer Afridi belongs to Sindh Police Rapid Response Force.

Afridi, who is also known as the Markhor, has participated in six professional fights so far, which includes five wins and one draw.

“I’m a humble person but for this fight I had some rivalry issues with India, so I came, I conquered and I left,” Afridi said after the win.

“While I fight for my country for fun and passion, the recent derogatory remarks by my Indian counterpart made this fight a product of anger and pride,” he added.

“Thank you everybody, my mission is complete. Firs Round Knockout against India, still undefeated and the Asian title remain in Pakistan,” he said. “Massive shoutout to Sindh police and the whole Pakistan.”

“A small Independence Day gift for my people in Pakistan,” he added.

Pakistan Boxing Council’s Secretary Kaleem Azad hailed the Pakistani boxers’ feat as they achieved great success. He hinted at arranging a heroic welcome of the three athletes who made Pakistan proud at the international event.

In May this year, Pakistani boxer Shaheer Afridi won the title of champion of the Asian Boxing Federation after a tough match in Bangkok in the Middleweight Asian Boxing Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Shaheer Afridi of Sindh Police Unit RRF clinched the title by defeating Vichayan Khamoon of Thailand.