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MUCHAPONDWA TARGETS ENGLISH TITLE

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AFTER a frustrating 2017 in which he suffered his first defeat as a professional under controversial circumstances before his bid for the British title was stalled due to postponements, rising boxing star Tamuka Muchapondwa is itching to get back in the ring and prove his doubters wrong in 2018.   BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 24 year-old England-based Zimbabwean will challenge ...

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THE BOMBER PROMISES BLAST

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WORLD Boxing Federation (WBF) All-Africa heavyweight champion Elvis “Bomber” Moyo has vowed to thrill his home fans, just like he did last August to stop Kenyan Bernard Adie, when he returns to Harare to defend the title against Knife Didier from the Democratic Republic Congo at the Harare City Sports Centre on January 26.   BY HENRY MHARA Moyo, who ...

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MOYO SET TO DEFEND WBF TITLE

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  South Africa-based Zimbabwean Elvis “Bomber” Moyo returns to Harare at the end of this month to defend his World Boxing Federation (WBF) All-Africa heavyweight title that he won spectacularly in his homecoming show five months ago.   BY HENRY MHARA Moyo, who is also an EFC mixed martial artist, reclaimed the belt with a stunning display to stop Kenyan ...

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I WILL MAKE THE CHANCE COUNT : MANYUCHI

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BOXING superstar, Charles Manyuchi is excited at the opportunity that has been presented to him by the World Boxing Council (WBC) to regain his welterweight silver title that he lost early this year. BY HENRY MHARA The 28-year-old was knocked out in a mortifying first round by Qudratillo Abduqaxorov in March to relinquish the title he had won the previous ...

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MANYUCH BACK ON MAIN STAGE

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CHARLES Manyuchi has been given a chance to reclaim the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight title next year after the boxing governing board announced they have facilitated a fight which would make the superstar’s dream imminent. BY HENRY MHARA Manyuchi was knocked out in the first round by Qudratillo Abduqaxorov in March to lose the title. Indications were that ...

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MANYUCHI SETS UP ACADEMY

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BOXING superstar, Charles Manyuchi is setting up a sports academy in Chivhu, and construction of a multi-purpose sporting facility has commenced. BY HENRY MHARA The former World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver welterweight champion said the aim of setting up the Charles Manyuchi Sports Academy, is to unearth talents in different sporting codes, and turn them into professionals. “The academy will ...

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MAYWEATHER ‘ADOPTS’ PANDA

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He hardly has a reputation as the cuddly type, but Floyd Mayweather displayed his softer side as he adopted a baby giant panda in China — and promptly renamed it “TMT Floyd Mayweather”. The 40-year-old American boxing star will, however, have to leave the panda at its home in southwest China and the 100 000 yuan (US$15,000) adoption fee paid ...

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CAN DIASPORA TALENT END ZIMBABWE’S FOOTBALL MISERY?

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NOTTINGHAM Forest fullback Tendayi Darikwa and his three fellow Diaspora products finally donned the Zimbabwe jersey last week, although their maiden foray back in the land of their ancestors did not bring the immediate football fortunes many had anticipated. BY SIMBA MUSHATI Zimbabwe lost 1-0 to Lesotho in the trio’s first outing, with a subsequent 3-1 defeat in Namibia three ...

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BOXING TOURNEY ON THE CARDS

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DELTA Force Boxing Academy is organising a boxing tournament, dubbed “King of the Ring Gheto explosion part 1” at the end of this month and the national super bantamweight title will be up for grabs in the main bout. BY HENRY MHARA A total eight fights have been lined-up for the event, set for November 25 at the netball Complex ...

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INSIDE THE COMPLEX MIND OF DERECK CHISORA

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  LONDON — Zimbabwe-born Dereck Chisora is one of Britain’s most controversial boxers, but he also has a fondness for fine art, Frank Sinatra and miniature dogs, reveals trainer Don Charles. Sky Sports The darker side of “Del Boy” is documented in a long list of controversial incidents but Charles has tried to supply a calming influence amid the mayhem, ...

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