Heavy weight boxing fight

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LAHORE, Dec 26 (APP): Naseeb Agha of Balochistan will face off with
Zulqarnain Khan of Punjab in the heavy weight title fight being organized by Pakistan Boxing Council here tomorrow, Tuesday at Islamia College civil lines
The bout has been named after the late former President of Punjab Boxing Association, Mohammad Ghaznavi to acknowledge his contributions and services for the cause of boxing in the province, said a spokesman of PBC while talking to APP here on the eve of the fight.
“The bout will be of 12 rounds and carries a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and the winning belt”, he said adding “Such an important boxing event will give boost to our efforts to promote boxing in Punjab”.
Recalling the previous activity, he said the PBC held its first two bouts of the year at Yazdan Khan School Quetta between Mohammad Ali from KPK and Mohib Ali from Quetta which was won by the latter on points in cruiser weight. And in the second bout which was conducted in welter
weight between Peshin’s Mohammad Aslam and Asad Ullah of Quetta, Aslam won that fight. This boxing event was dedicated to former Pakistan boxer late Olympian Abrar Hussain.
He said that PBC President Ifraz Khan also introduced a Hero’s Trophy
for a sportsman attached to other sport for his contribution to the field and the first such trophy was given to Quetta’s Martial Arts expert and a renowned lawyer Sardar Ahmed Haleemi, added Rasheed.
He further reminded that PBC’s third fight was held between Karachi’s
Nadir Baloch and Quetta’s Mohammad Rameez in super bantam weight at Gawadar, which was the first ever sports event conducted at the port city with the help of Pakistan Navy.
Nadir won the fight after he knocked out Rameez in the 10th round. This bout was dedicated to the martyred lawyers of Quetta blast and the Hero’s Trophy was also given to a well-known lawyer of the area.
According to Javed Ashiq, vice president PBC Punjab, now in its fourth
bout, the council has selected Lahore as its venue where the winning boxer will be awarded Rs 14000 besides the PBC belt and the losing boxer will get Rs 6000.
Javed informed Qais Rahman, CEO Kalamkaar, will bear all the expenses of the event. “Qais is the nephew of late Ghaznavi and has great passion and love for the game,” he added.
He further said that former international boxer Rana Mujahid and Mohammad Asim, finance secretary PBC Punjab, have been working quite heard to make the event a success.
The PBC is also longing hard to introduce white collar boxing for people
who have passion for the game but did not get a chance to down the boxing gear. They will be given an opportunity to have three rounds of
two minutes sparing or a show fight but they must first clear the medical fitness, he added.