Magramo fails in WBC silver title fight


DAVAO CITY: Muhammad “Falcon” Waseem of Pakistan landed more telling blows to beat Filipino challenger Giemel “Pistolero” Magramo by a unanimous decision to retain his WBC Silver flyweight title on Sunday at the Gwanakgu Hall in Seoul, South Korea.

It was only the first loss by Magramo, who dropped his record to 17 wins with 13 knockouts and one loss.

Waseem remained undefeated with five wins and three knockouts. It was his first title-defense of the vacant title he won by a unanimous decision (UD) against another Filipino Jether Oliva of General Santos City last July 17 at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul.

The 29-year-old Waseem is a native of Quetta, Pakistan but is now based in Seoul. He is managed by Sang Bong Kweon. Waseem is still undefeated with four straight wins with three knockouts.

The 12-round title-fight was promoted by Andy Kim of AK Promotions with Tsuyoshi Yasukochi as the supervisor.

The 22-year-old Magramo, a former WBC International flyweight champion previously scored a UD win against Renz Rosia last July 16 at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City.



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