Manyuchi makes history
Top Zimbabwean boxer Charles Manyuchi became the first boxer from this country to make history after winning a world title.
Meanwhile, Manyuchi beat Argentine fighter Diego Diaz Gallardo on a third-round technical knockout at the HICC.
After the setback, Manyuchi made history by becoming the first world champion from Zimbabwe when he faced Gallardo.
Zimbabwe Professional Boxing Control Board chairman Richard Hondo congratulated Manyuchi.
“As the board, we would like to congratulate the new World Boxing Federation middleweight champion Charles Manyuchi,’’ said Hondo.
“I can also confirm that Manyuchi is the first world champion from Zimbabwe. Manyuchi is the first to bring home a world title.’’
Manyuchi said he was dedicating the fight to the late former President Robert Mugabe.
“Everyone knows how the late former President Mugabe appreciated my boxing talent.
Meanwhile, I was once invited to the State House and got a whopping US$50 000, that was a lot of money,” he said.
Manyuchi’s principal sponsors, Tinmac Foundation, pledged a windfall for all boxers from the boxer’s Chivhu stable.
“As Tinmac Foundation, we would like to congratulate Charles Manyuchi and his boxers for flying high the country’s flag. We will soon be announcing the full package for the boxers,’’ he said.
“We are proud to be associated with the Charles Manyuchi brand.’’
The foundation gave Manyuchi $100 000 in May after his victory over Acosta. Fittingly, boxers from the Chivhu stable showed they are under the tutelage of a good leader with strong performances.
Charles Manyuchi is a Zimbabwean professional boxer who briefly held the WBC Silver welterweight title. Manyuchi made his professional debut in 2009.
In 2014, he won the WBC International welterweight title against Patrick Allotey. He successfully defended his WBC crown in Lusaka against Devis Caceres.
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