The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghan boxer Qais Khademi wins IBO championship belt

KABUL: Afghan boxer Qais Khademi made history by winning the International Boxing Organization (IBO) championship belt after defeating his British opponent in London last night, the state-run Bakhter News Agency reported the other day. “Khademi faced off against British boxer Ben Norman in a thrilling match at the York Hall boxing venue and knocked out his rival in the third round and claimed the prestigious IBO title, the agency said. He also became the champion of the European continent, the agency added. After his victory, he posted a message on his social media account, saying: “Congratulations to you, my countrymen, on your victory.” He added: “With your constant prayers and support, my dears, I was able to knock out my opponent in the third round and make Afghanistan the owner of the IBO championship belt. Now Afghanistan is the owner of the championship of the European continent”. Earlier, Khademi participated in eleven professional boxing competitions, scoring 8 wins, one loss, and 2 draws. With this win, now he has secured 9 wins and is the winner of the prestigious title of the International Boxing Organization. He is presently ranked 89th out of 733 boxers worldwide. With thirteen records, his British opponent “Bein Norman” had eight victories and five losses to his credit. Khademi’s victory made the Afghan people happy and enthusiastically embraced it. As a result, he is now eligible to compete in the prestigious and professional international boxing ring. S. Raqib

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.