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Manyuchi's Father Never Wanted Son to Enter Boxing Ring

  • Michael Kariati

The father of Zimbabwe’s World Boxing Council International and Africa Boxing Union welterweight champion, Charles Manyuchi, says he never wanted his son to be a boxer.

Otis Manyuchi, who won the Zimbabwe middleweight title after demolishing along the way the much feared Gilbert Josamu and Henry Kambani, says he believed that boxing had no future in Zimbabwe.

But The 90 year-old Manyuchi says he is happy that his son decided to venture into the sport despite his protests.

Charles became a boxing hero after winning the WBC International and the Africa Boxing Union titles.

He says his dream is to challenge the indomitable Floyd Mayweather of the USA who holds the top most belt within the WBC in the welterweight division.

His Zambian promoter, Christopher Malunga, has so much faith in the Zimbabwean boxer that he thinks one day Charles will achieve his dream of reaching the top even if it does not mean fighting Mayweather.

But at the moment the journey to Mayweather is still far away considering the large number and stamina of boxers that are in between Manyuchi and the American.