ISLAMABAD (Pakistan): Pakistan’s unbeaten pro pugilist Taimoor Khan pushed forward his boxing career on Thursday, winning the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia heavyweight belt after knocking out Thailand’s fighter Panya Chomphoophuang at Space Plus Night Club, RCA Plaza, in Bangkok.
The 26-year-old, who is known as “The Diamond Boy” was rearing to go right from the outset, flooring his seasoned opponent in the second round to win the title bout, billed as “Explosive Power”. The fight was another presentation of prolific Asian promoter Brico Santig of Highland Boxing Promotions.
Talking to APP on the phone, the dedicated rising-star boxer said he knew he would clinch the title because he felt confident from the get go.
“Thank God I have made my nation proud once again. I had to work really hard for the fight. I’m the first-ever fighter from Pakistan to win such a high-level competition,” he added.
Khan, who has won all his professional bouts now holds a perfect 8-0, 7 KO’s record. –APP