Trainer Nick Kelly
Weight 62 kg
|Name Qasim Nisar|
Height 1.78 m
Number of contests 1
|Born 22 April 1989 (age 26) Birmingham, England (1989-04-22)|
Fighting out of Birmingham, England
Qasim Beg, formerly known as Qasim Nisar (Urdu: قاسم نثار), is an English kickboxer in the Super Lightweight division.
- Personal life
- Amateur career
- Professional career
- Cancelled WKA World Championship
- Charity Work
- Music career
Beg was born to in Birmingham, England to a British Pakistani family of Mughal descent. Beg initially studied Karate, however decided he wanted to engage in a more practical sport and took up Kickboxing.
Within two and a half years Beg went on to win the English National title, two British titles, the European Championship and the Amateur World Championship belt, stating his goal was to compete at a professional world level.
Beg took part in his first Amateur full contact bout in May 2005 and went 21-0-1, winning 14 of those by way of stoppage.
Beg also remained unbeaten in 30 ring light continuous bouts. He has won an English Championship, 3 versions of the British title, 3 versions of the European crown and 2 versions of the World title.
In October 2007, Beg contested his first Professional full contact fight and he remains unbeaten to date.
Cancelled WKA World Championship
In 2011, Beg was to fly out to Westbury, New York for a world title bout against three times World Champion Bobby Campbell for the WKA belt, in a highly anticipated match-up many predicted would play into Begs favor.
Campbell, who had previously fended off five challengers for the belt, stated "(Beg) is undefeated in all of his amateur and pro fights...We look forward to fighting Qasim, as we feel he is one of the best in world, and I always take on the best..."
Beg stated he was eager to travel to New York to take on the "great fighter", however the fight never took place.
After two and a half years off, Beg returned to the sport on 24 March 2013 in a match-up against Edward Bettison, Beg managed to floor his opponent twice before going onto win.
His second comeback fight will take place on 16 June 2013, for a British title.
In 2010, Beg helped raise funds for Cancer Research UK by taking part in an event where he took on 50 opponents for five hours, the event took place at USKA Gym, Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, and was free for everyone to attend.
Beg has previously had a Rapping career, whereby he went under the alias 'Kastro'. He was a member of the birmingham based "SHM" (Small Heath Mandems)