RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s Ahmed Mujtaba aka Wolverine, who knocked out India’s Rahul Raju aka The Kerala Krusher in only 56 seconds, called on ISPR Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar.
The ISPR DG presented him with a shield honouring his battle win against the Indian. In a tweet, Ahmed Mujtaba said, “I am humbled by the encouragement and support. I request our youth to have faith in Allah & follow the principles of hard work and commitment.”
Ahmed aka Wolverine outclassed the Indian in the first round of the mixed martial arts (MMA) competition ONE Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Mujtaba landed the first blow shortly after the athlete touched gloves as he delivered a well-aimed kick on Raju’s lead leg.
Without wasting any time, he came in again, hoping to land a punch but Raju deflected it.
The Kerala Krusher then bounced back, hoping to regain momentum but Mujtaba disrupted any such plan by landing another kick.
Raju again “came forward with a pawing jab and then a wild overhand right” but Mujtaba blocked it and backed away.
He belonged to Quetta and one of the brightest martial arts stars to emerge from Pakistan. He debuted in 2013.