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Manyuchi tipped for victory in Zambia bout

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Three Zimbabwe boxers have been invited for a tournament in Lusaka, Zambia, on January 29.

Silas Mandeya, Lawrence Moyo and Charles Manyuchi are the three boxers who have been invited to take part in the boxing extravaganza that will be staged at Mulungishi Conference.

The boxing bill has been organised by Exodus Stables who will be represented by Anthony Mwamba.

In an interview with NewsDay Sport, Manyuchi said he prepared for the light welterweight bout against the Zambian boxer Ezaya Chilufya. The fight will be over eight rounds.

“I want to win the fight against Chilufya. I have no defeats so far. With the support that I have I know I will beat the Zambian boxer,” said Manyuchi.

He said that he has shifted base from Masvingo to Harare so as to step up his preparations for the fight.

“I am now training in Harare. I have been training hard sparring with many partners. I have been sparring with Mandeya and Brain Mando the amateur champion,” he said.

Manyuchi has also roped in the coach of Zimbabwe boxing champion Tineyi Maridzo for more expert advice in preparation for the fight.

“I am also being coached by Denver Wayne. He is Maridzo’s coach. I believe that I will get good advice from him,” he said.

Manyuchi will also travel to Gweru where he will training with two other boxers.

“I am going to Gweru. I will train with national heavyweight contender Edmos Takawira. I will also train with Tinashe Mutota,” he said.

In the other fights in Zambia’ Moyo will take on Nelson Banda in an eight round non-title light welterweight contest.

Mandeya will be seeking victory against Hastings Bwalya in an eight round non-title welterweight encounter.

Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board secretary-general Patrick Mukondiwa said he has confidence in the three boxers.

“I have no doubt that Manyuchi will win his fight. He is a very good boxer and he punches very well. Mandeya and Moyo are also good boxers. But I know that Manyuchi will definitely win the fight,” he said.

The Masvingo boxer last fought in at Ochi City in Harare last month where he beat Clement Mutiyalo in an eight-round contest.

Manyuchi knocked out his opponent in the first round.

He has won all of his 14 fights since he turned professional.

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