Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Minor Injury'delays Zahid's Pro Debut until 2016

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Minor Injury'delays Zahid's Pro Debut until 2016

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MUHAMMAD Ali Zahid has been forced to pull out of his professional debut on Saturday after picking up a minor injury in training.

The accomplished amateur star was set to make his first appearance in the paid ranks on a stacked bill at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.

The setback means he will have to wait a bit longer until he can step into the ring though, and the Rochdale boxer was distraught with the news.

"I'm heartbroken that I won't be boxing on December 12 because I've picked up a minor injury and the doctor won't let me fight," he said.

"I respect the doctor's decision because they are looking out for my health, and all being well I'll be back early next year even better, fitter and stronger.

"I want to thank my trainer Karl Ince who has got me in the best shape and I want to thank all my team-mates for bringing me on so much. …

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