Pakistani Boxer Shoaib beats Indonesian opponent to clinch ABF title

BANGKOK: Pakistan’s promising boxer Muhammad Shoaib Khan won the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) Lightweight Championship after defeating Indonesia’s Hendrik Barongsay in a title fight, here on Wednesday. 

Shoaib outclassed his opponent as he remained unbowed in the 10-round fight to claim 117 points compared to Barongsay’s 57.

Known as “the Coolest Boy”, Shoaib clinched his third consecutive victory to earn the professional ABF title as he earlier outclassed Thai Boxer Sornram in September to qualify for the title bout.

After his sensational win, the national boxer dedicated his victory to the people of Pakistan, saying “it has always been my dream to raise the green crescent flag all over the world”.

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