Boxing champ Dube recovers from injury

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WBA Pan-African and Zimbabwe heavyweight boxing champion Thamsanqa Dube says he has fully recovered and is ready to get back to the boxing ring after missing out his Good Friday fight due to injury.

The fight against veteran boxer, Arigoma Chiponda, had to be cancelled after Dube injured himself on the forearm while sparring in preparation for the much-awaited fight after being on the sidelines for over a year.

Dube and Chiponda will now clash at the Large City Hall in a fortnight.

“I have fully recovered. I am fully back at training and I am looking forward to the fight against Chiponda,” said Dube.

“I am ready to fight Chiponda. I had been ready for the fight before I got injured because I was training all the time even though I had no fights lined up,” he said.

Dube heaved a sigh of relief after he secured sponsorship from Horizons Restaurant earlier this month that will see him being sponsored on his next ten fights.

He became champion in 2003 after he beat Chiponda on a technical knockout and the two boxers have clashed five times before.

Dube has defeated boxers who include Smart Nkomo and Gardner Ndingwa while boxers like Zambian heavyweight boxer, Joseph Ramos Phiri and Jack Ells of South Africa, have also fallen victim to him.

His last international fight was in 2009 against Ells in South Africa.