KARACHI: Pakistan’s first feminine boxer to participate in Commonwealth Games Mehreen Baloch has set her eyes on bigger goals.
A countrywide ladies’s boxing champion and a bronze medalist from the South Asian Games, Mehreen is the one feminine boxer within the Pakistani contingent. She may be the first-ever feminine boxer from Pakistan to function within the Commonwealth video games.
Mehreen used to be named a number of the five-member squad for the multisport tournament that’s scheduled to start out in Birmingham, UK, on Thursday. She is more likely to play her first bout on August 2 within the 57kg class.
Talking to Geo.television from Birmingham, Mahreen stated that she is proud to be a part of Pakistan’s contingent within the Commonwealth Games as the rustic’s handiest feminine boxer within the tournament.
“I don’t have enough words to share with you how honoured I am to achieve this. It is, indeed, a proud moment for me,” she stated.
The boxer from Lyari stated that whilst being the 1st feminine boxer from Pakistan at this degree places her underneath force, she is ready to counter the problem.
“I’ve worked really hard. I’ve believed in myself and my hard work and I am hopeful of giving positive results for the country,” she stated.
When requested who impressed her boxing adventure, the Pakistani boxer named Laila Ali – daughter of mythical Mohammad Ali.
“Though I started boxing after knowing about Mohammad Ali, it was his daughter Laila who inspired me the most. The way Laila fought in the ring was so encouraging for all the girls. There’s no doubt that she is my role model,” Mehreen stated.
The boxer has already received a couple of nationwide medals and a bronze medal within the South Asian Games however she doesn’t need to settle with that and has bigger goals.
Talking about her objectives, Mehreen stated that her goal is not to handiest constitute the rustic at Olympic Games but in addition win a medal for the rustic.
“I don’t want to stop at South Asian, Asian or Commonwealth level. My ultimate goal is to be at the Olympics and win a medal for my country,” she stated.
“This is not something impossible, If I continue to work hard, I can achieve this feat,” she concluded.