World Boxing Council silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi has saluted his Zimbabwean fans who cheered him on in his homecoming WBC non-title first round knock-out bout triumph over Colombia’s Jose Agustin Julio Feria at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday night.
Speaking after the fight, Manyuchi said,
I would want to salute my Zimbabwean fans. I wanted to go for eight rounds with Feria so as to give the fans something to smile about. But boxing is like war, if you release your first bullet and it catches the enemy then the war will be over. That is what happened today. It was my first real show in my country and I had to show the cheering fans what stuff I am really made of. Thank you very much Zimbabweans, those who were at the venue and everyone who followed the bout on television, without forgetting all those who provided emotional and material support.
Manyuchi’s next assignment is an away title defence fight against Russia’s Dmitry Mikhaylenko, whom he defeated to land the silver crown in May. He expressed confidence that he will successfully defend the belt in the European country.