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In’tl boxing competition begins in Peshawar

July 07, 2021

PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Sajjad Hazara and Yamin Khan knocked out Afghanistan’s Haseenullah and Haroon Khan, respectively, in their title fights of the UW (Usman Wazir) International Professional Boxing competitions, which got underway at Lala Aman Boxing Arena here on Tuesday.

Twenty boxers from Pakistan and Afghanistan took part in the competitions. Pakistan’s top boxer Sajjad Hazara handed an upsetting defeat to Afghanistan top boxer Haseenullah on points in the four rounds. “The title fight between Pakistan and Afghanistan boxers is aimed at enhancing sports ties between the two countries,” said Afghan boxer Abdul Hameed.

He said that on one hand, these activities will strengthen the ties of sports between Afghanistan and Pakistan while on the other hand, an atmosphere of brotherhood will be established.

He said the sports activities would help keep the youngsters away from other negative activities. He thanked the KP chief minister for providing opportunities for healthy activities to the youth of Pakistan as well as the youth of Afghanistan.

The Directorate of Sports KP is organising the International Professional Boxing Competitions with UW (Usman Wazir), the Asian gold medalist.