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Pakistani boxer Shahir Afridi becomes Asian champion by knocking down Indian rival


BANGKOK: Pakistani boxer Shahir Afridi Khawar triumphed over his Indian opponent, Ronit Solanki, with a knockout victory to claim the title at The Fighter Next Generations 6 event in Thailand.

Displaying exceptional fighting prowess, Afridi secured the knockout in the third round, earning the Asian championship in the professional middleweight division. He competed in the 74-kilogram category.

Earlier this year in March, another Pakistani boxer, Agha Kaleem, won the Light Fly Weight event at the World Muaythai Boxing Championship in Bangkok. The 23-year-old from Karachi competed in the Senior Amateur 51-kilogram category and stated on Friday that his participation represented both Pakistan and Palestine.

The World Muaythai Championships, organized by the International Federation of Muaythai Associations, are an annual event and, along with the World Games, represent the highest level of competition in Muaythai, or Thai boxing.

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