A Pakistani boxer from Pishin, Mohammad Aslam, who was known as a kick-boxer, has passed away on Sunday after being punched on face by a rival boxer during an event organized by Pakistan Boxing Council (PBC) at a local club in Karachi.
According to media reports, the 33-year-old boxer, Mohammad Aslam was contesting against Mohammad Wali in cruise weight category bout during “Fight Night Series” on Saturday.
Mohammad Aslam was knocked by a left hook during the bout and immediately fell unconscious. He was immediately taken to a private hospital at stadium road where he was shifted to ICU. However, he passed away on Sunday afternoon.
The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has condemned the event and has disassociated itself from the organizers and termed the event as illegal.
The Secretary General of PBF, Col Nasir Tung told media, “We have no connection with this so-called professional boxing council; nothing is being done with our approval. We cannot compromise on safety of our boxers.”
The Federation also formed a two-member committee, comprising Asghar Baloch and Younis Pathan, to find the details of the incident.
Pakistan’s top professional boxer Mohammad Waseem has expressed his grief over the tragic episode. He demanded that government should take immediate action against those responsible for this accident.