Muhammad Waseem welcomes John Chuwa test on June 22 in Glasgow

RINGSIDE 07/06/2019

Recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem is pleased to be returning at a high level against John Chuwa on Glasgow’s #MTKFightNight on June 22 – live on ESPN+.

‘The Falcon’ (8-1, 6 KOs) was controversially denied the IBF world flyweight crown in his last bout with now MTK Global team-mate Moruti Mthalane and is determined to rise to the top level again.

His first hurdle is an eight-rounder against the talented Tanzanian Chuwa (17-3, 9 KOs) but as he looks to steal the show at the Emirates Arena, Waseem is full of confidence.

Waseem said: “I’ve seen Chuwa fight before. I know what I can do against him and I’m very confident about beating him. I’ll show I’m a champion on the night.

“I’m working very hard to be in the best shape and sparring has been very good so I’ll be ready for whatever Chuwa brings on the night.

“I’m pleased to be with MTK Global and training with Danny Vaughan. We’ve changed lots of combinations and adjusted my style. Danny is a very good trainer.

“This is a good fight for me to come back with but I know I’m going to win on the night.

“I can’t wait for the atmosphere. It’s my debut as an MTK Global fighter and they’re great people who are supporting me. I’m sharp, fit and I just can’t wait for that first bell.”

Joining Waseem on a glittering bill in Glasgow is Lee McGregor’s Commonwealth bantamweight title defence against Scott Allan, Kieran Smith’s WBC International Silver super-welterweight title defence against Ivan Montero plus Lewis Benson vs. Renald Garrido and a busy undercard.