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JOSHUA: WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CAN REPLICATE “WOODS EFFECT”

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WORLD heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can do for boxing what Tiger Woods has done for golf in the past 20 years, says promoter Barry Hearn. Briton Joshua, 27, unified the heavyweight division by stopping Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of their fight at Wembley on Saturday. By Own Correspondent “All sports need flag-bearers,” said Hearn, whose son Eddie promotes Joshua for their Matchroom ...

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MANYUCHI DEBACLE: MOSQUITO STINGS ZAMBIANS

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FORMER Commonwealth flyweight boxing champion Alfonso “Mosquito” Zvenyika has blamed Charles Manyuchi’s handlers for the boxer’s shock defeat to Qudratillo “The Punisher” Abduqaxorov in Singapore at the weekend, which saw him relinquishing his World Boxing Council welterweight silver title. BY HENRY MHARA Manyuchi, the overwhelming favourite going into the Saturday fight, was knocked out in just two minutes 56 seconds ...

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MANYUCHI FIGHT GAINS MOMENTUM

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The countdown to Charles Manyuchi’s World Boxing Council welterweight silver title defence fight continues with the officials for the fight expected to start arriving in Singapore tomorrow. The fight on Saturday will be at the OCBC Arena with Manyuchi hoping to retain his WBC welterweight silver belt against Uzbekistan’s Qudratillo Abduqaxorov. Manyuchi’s manager, Chris Malunga, yesterday announced that the officials ...

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DELTAFORCE DRAW UP AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE

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LOCAL Boxing promoters, Deltaforce Boxing Academy have drawn up a very ambitious calendar of activities this year, which they say will help revive the sport in the country. BY HENRY MHARA The academy’s programmes director, Clyde Musona said they have set a boxing itinerary, which will see them staging five tournaments, three of them international. The highlight on the list ...

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A NATION WITH NO BOXING CHAMPIONS

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ZIMBABWEAN boxing is in a shambles with the country having no recognised champion in any weight division, investigations have established. By Langton Nyakwenda Boxers’ records are also in a mess, a development that makes it impossible for local pugilists to compete on the international stage. A boxer’s record is crucial in ascertaining his worth on the international scene and also ...

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MANYUCHI HAS ASIA BUZZING

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ZIMBABWEAN international boxing champion Charles Manyuchi’s upcoming WBC Silver welterweight title defence against Qudratillo Abduqaxorov has been dubbed “Asia versus Africa”. By Langton Nyakwenda Manyuchi (26) will square off against 23-year-old Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan on March 25 at the OCBC Arena, Singapore’s sports hub and one of the top sporting venues in Southeast Asia. Abduqaxorov is the WBC Asian Boxing ...

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MANYUCHI’S TEA AND MAPUTI DIET

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CHARLES MANYUCHI has been put on a strict diet, which will see him mainly surviving on roasted corn (maputi) and black tea as the WBC silver welterweight champion prepares for his March 25 title defence. By Langton Nyakwenda The Zimbabwean boxing star, who takes on Asian champion Qudratillo Abduqaxorov in Singapore, begins serious training at a secluded camp house in ...

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ZIM BOXING PRODIGY SEALS MEGA DEAL

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ENGLAND-based Zimbabwe-born boxing standout Joe Maphosa has signed a long-term promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren in a move that will see him making his pro debut in 2017. BY SPORTS REPORTER The 22-year-old flyweight and super flyweight rising star joins the Guisborough twins and gym mates Josh and Kalam Leather in signing up with Warren’s growing ...

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DERECK CHISORA THROWS TABLE AT PRESS CONFERENCE

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Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte’s press conference erupted into another ugly incident on Wednesday, as a table was thrown across the room. By James Dielhenn Insults had already been traded when Chisora hoisted a table and hurled it in Whyte’s direction, sparking scenes similar to their scrap on ‘The Gloves Are Off’. Security were forced to intervene in front of ...

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MANYUCHI SETS SIGHTS ON GOLD

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ZIMBABWE’S boxing superstar, Charles Manyuchi’s has set his sights on challenging for the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight gold title, previously held by the now retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. BY HENRY MHARA Manyuchi is the holder of the WBC welterweight silver title and is ranked number three in the world in that division. His handlers, Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP), ...

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