British Pakistani boxer Mohammad Ali makes history

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British Pakistani boxer Mohammad Ali makes history

MANCHESTER - British-Pakistani boxer Muhammad Ali has made history in the field of boxing.

Mohammad Ali became the first boxer with type one diabetes to win a professional fight.

The 25-year old defeated Andrej Cepur 40-36 on points after four rounds at the Victoria Warehouse.

Hailing from Rochdale, the boxer was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of four.

Initially planning to turn professional back in 2015, Ali was denied a license, by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), whose rules at the time meant boxers with type one diabetes were unable to get a license.