Boxing is among the very few sports, in which Pakistan has made slow but steady progress despite general deteriorating standards. One is astonished to mark the progress keeping in view the fact that there is not a single gymnasium or indoor stadium of international standard.
The Pakistani boxers also lack necessary equipment and other facilities which have made the other countries leading boxing nations of the world. More surprising is the tact that the Pakistani personalia have climbed up the top berths in the organisational set-up of world amateur boxing by dint of sheer hard-work and individualistic efforts. Mr. Anwar Chaudhry, a Professor of engineering in Karachi University was at present the President of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). This is no small achievement by any standards.
The first National Boxing championship was held at Karachi in 1948.
The Pakistani pugilists have been winning honours in the Asian Games and Asian Boxing Championships ever since they started taking part in these continental contests. Pakistan's Samad Mir won the only Commonwealth Boxing medal (a Bronze) in 1970 Games at Edinburgh.
Due to Organisation of regular international contest in Asian region such as the King Cup - Bangkok and President's Cup - Manila and Jakarta, ,the Pakistani boxers have had access to them and benefited fully from them, thus raising standard to a respectable degree. If the progress shown during the last decade or so is maintained. Pakistan will find its place among the comity of boxing nations of the world much sooner than many experts can visualize even.