Zimbabwean boxer, Charles Manyuchi defeated Rodolfo Pablo Ezequiel Acosta of Argentina with a devastating knockout in the fifth round to win the vacant GBU/UBC middleweight inter-continental titles.
Manyuchi dominated from the first round and Acosta could not contain the onslaught from Manyuchi and finally threw in the towel in the fifth round.
Speaking after his victory, Manyuchi thanked his sponsors who helped him revive his sinking career. He said:
I want to thank all the sponsors, who came in to make my dream of re-launching my career come true.
I always said it’s not over when you lose but it will be over when you quit. It was not easy especially to deal with losing my WBC belt but I stayed focused.
And because of all the sponsors like Timac, NetOne, Delight Credit and many others who stood by me I prevailed once again.
I felt I had too much power over my opponent that’s why I made it. In boxing you can only wait for the opponent but I was prepared for anything and I’m glad I won.
Manyuchi said next fight will be a WBF world title against Tunisian opponent.
My next step will be fight for the WBF world title in August against an opponent from Tunisia. I just want to keep on working hard going forward. This victory will obviously go a long way in boosting my confidence levels going forward.
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