Wednesday Feb 08, 2017
KARACHI: Pakistan’s martial arts grandmaster Ashraf Tai has admitted to match-fixing a 1983 fight.
Tai admitted that he had taken money to lose to German opponent Howard Jackson. According to Tai, he received $500,000 from losing the fight. “I was told to be a baby which means to lose the fight. It was a non-title bout and I said I will go for it.”
Tai is a two-time Afro-Asian Martial Arts Champion and a nine-time Pakistan Karate Champion.