Muhammad Waseem won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Flyweight title eliminator fight against Rober Barrera, which took place this Friday at the Motospace Dubai Investment Park, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Pakistani got a unanimous decision with cards of 115-113, 115-114, and 117-111, thus achieving an important victory that positions him as the next mandatory rival for the 112-pound monarch, Artem Dalakian.
It was not an easy match for Waseem, who encountered a strong Barrera willing to rain on his parade. It was a fight with a lot of action and blow exchanges in which both had good moments but Waseem took advantage of his physical condition to defeat the Colombian boxer.
The 34-year-old now has a record of 12 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw, and 8 KOs, while Barrera left his record at 23 wins, 4 losses, and 13 KOs.