Zimbabwean boxer Charles Manyuchi lost by a unanimous points decision to Russia’s Magomed Kurbanov in a 10-round international match at the DIVS (Palace of Sport) in Ekaterinberg, Russia, on Sunday night.
Manyuchi, fought the 23-year-old Russian as part of a nine-bout bill put together by RCC Promotions. The Herald could not get an official comment from Manyuchi’s manager, Christopher Malunga. However, Prosper Chibaya who travelled with the boxer said Manyuchi could have been affected by the dry fast he underwent to lose weight. Said Chibaya:
He fought impressively in the first four rounds, but after that he was struggling. I think he lost weight from 83kg to 69kg, and to achieve this he was compelled to undergo dry fasting for close to a week and this must have affected him physically. He was not fit and a bout of stomach upset started after he began eating after the weigh-in.
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