Boxer, Charles Manyuchi yesterday confirmed to NewsDay that Phillip Chiyangwa and a businessman identified as Munyaradzi had fulfilled their pledges by giving him land in Harare’s low residential areas.
Speaking to NewsDay Manyuchi said,
Chiyangwa gave me a residential stand measuring 1 225 square metres in Borrowdale. He called me a few days after the fight and he showed me the land, and all the paperwork is done. I have the title deeds as we speak. Munyaradzi also gave me a residential stand in Westgate measuring 1 200 square metres and a new car. There are also others, who made their pledges, but are yet to deliver. I know they will keep their promises. I’m happy for these gestures and it should be an encouragement to other upcoming sportspeople that if they work hard, they get rewarded.
City of Harare has also promised him another low-density residential stand, which he is set to receive this week while Wicknell Chivayo promised to give Manyuchi money to build a house on the piece of land Chiyangwa had pledged.
Manyuchi next assignment was a rematch against Russian boxer, Dmitry Mikhaylenko for the WBC silver welterweight title on November 18 which has been cancelled. Media reports from the European country show that Mikhaylenko has agreed to fight 42-year-old former champion, American Randall Bailey in a 12-round non-title fight.