Former boxer Mosquito blames Zambian promoters for Manyuchi’s defeat in Singapore

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Former Commonwealth flyweight boxing champion Alfonso “Mosquito” Zvenyika has blamed Charles Manyuchi’s Zambian promoters Quarries Boxing Promotions and his coach Mike Zulu for his defeat to Qudratillo “The Punisher” Abduqaxorov in Singapore at the weekend, which saw him relinquishing his World Boxing Council welterweight silver title.

Said Zvenyika:

There were a lot of things that went wrong before and during the fight. Did Manyuchi prepare adequately for that fight? Did he approach the fight in a professional manner? I don’t think so. The trainers were supposed to take him out of his comfort zone. For example, training him in a new environment and find him a new partner for his sparring. But the biggest mistake, though, came during the fight when he started showboating. From the way he spoke in the build-up to the fight, you could see he was underrating his opponent. You don’t do that in boxing, there is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent in this sport.

Zvenyika said it would take some time before Manyuchi could reclaim that title. He also dismissed claims that Manyuchi had throw the match. He also urged Manyuchi not to despair.

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