The Zimbabwean is billed to make his first title defence against Ghana’s Isaac Sawoh, a former holder of the same belt. The African Boxing Union gave Manyuchi up to the end of September to defend his title or risk being stripped of the championship.
Oriental Boxing Promotions have a three-year agreement with Manyuchi for the Zimbabwean to fight in Zambia, hence the fight has been set for the Mulungisi Conference Centre.
The secretary-general of the Zimbabwe National Boxing Board of Control Gilbert Munetsi said they had spoken to both Manyuchi’s manager, Edison Zvobgo Jr, and the Zambian promotional company and everything was set for Manyuchi to get into the ring.
Manyuchi is now in Lusaka for further preparations, after a training stint in South Africa.
The Ghanaian opponent has an impressive fighting record of 14 wins, four draws and two losses in 20 fights and Manyuchi has to be at full throttle to get over the Ghanaian and move towards a crack at the world title.
Manyuchi’s dream is to win the world title has a record of 11 wins, a draw and two losses in 14 bouts.Post published in: Athletics