Charles Manyuchi’s management team have also criticised the showboating which cost him the WBC welterweight silver title at the weekend. Manyuchi’s manager Chris Malunga told the Singaporean media that the 27-year-old was “careless” in his approach.
The technical approach was a bit bad on our side. Charles was careless. That (the showboating) is his style of fighting, but I felt it was a bit early for him to do that. Good boxers have taken such knockout (defeats) and come back. So it’s a learning process for us.
Malunga also also dismissed stories circulating on social media that the match might have been fixed. Manyuchi, whose record is now 20-3-1, will now need to go back and prepare for a possible rematch with Qudratillo Abduqaxorov. But it is usually not easy to get a rematch and his Zambian stable Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions would need to make an aggressive bid against the Uzbek. Abduqaxorov’s camp has since indicated that he will defend his title against Russian Dmitry Mikhylenko, the man who was defeated by Manyuchi last year for the belt.