Manyuchi still way off

Boxing fans are excited by Charles Manyuchi’s defence of the Africa Boxing Union’s welterweight title, but the Zimbabwean is still way off the ladder on the world rankings, as he remains at 98th.

Charles Manyuchi
Charles Manyuchi

Although he still harbours dreams of challenging for the world welterweight title, Manyuchi has a long way to go as he has to climb into the world’s top 10 before he achieves that goal.

His manager, Edison Zvobgo Junior, admitted it will not be easy saying they need at least two years of hard work before they can challenge for the global championship.

Manyuchi has raised boxing interest after winning the Africa Boxing Union title by systematically knocking down Sao Toke of Burkina Faso. He defended his title two weeks ago when he once again won by sending Ghana’s Isaac Sawoh to the canvas in the third round.

The Africa champion is now helping to put the sport of boxing back on its feet after more than a decade in the doldrums. Zimbabwe has not had a recognized international champion since 1998 when Zvenyika Afonso won the Commonwealth flyweight title.

Zimbabwe has been struggling to come up with an African champion as there have been no promoters willing to finance international fights. Manyuchi himself is a victim of the situation as he fights all his bouts in Zambia where he has a three year contract with Oriental Quarry Boxing Promotions.

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