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MANYUCHI WINS IN WARM UP FIGHT

ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi warmed up to his bout against Frenchman Damien Martin with an easy win against Tanzanian Samuel Deogratias in a fight that took place in Zambia on Saturday. BY SPORTS REPORTER

According to Zambian media reports the WBC international silver champion Charles Manyuchi beat Deoogratias via a unanimous point decision in what appeared to be a teacher/learner affair in which he dominated the fight from the first round.

The Daily Nation reports that Manyuchi could have knocked out Deogratias in the early stages of the fight, but opted to allow his opponent much time in the ring, as he danced around in his usual intimidating style, while unleashing upper cuts and jabs at will causing Deogratias to retreat most of the time, much to the delight of the fans.

As the fight wore on, fans started calling for a knockout, but the WBC champion opted to allow his opponent to finish all the rounds by giving him enough time to recuperate each time he unleashed an avalanche of punches in quick succession, allowing the bout to be decided on split point decision.

Deogratias, however, seemed more content at the end of the eight rounds and never looked disappointed when the verdict was given, probably because he knew he was no match for the world champion.

Manyuchi’s next fight is against Martin in Harare on September 30 before the rematch against Dmitry Mikhaylenko, whom he defeated in May this year to claim the silver title.

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