'Sugar' takes aim at 'Mbewe'

HARARE - Isaac "Sugar" Chimuchenga says he will dethrone reigning champion, Champion “Mbewe” Chienderamwano at tonight’s Mr Zimbabwe bodybuilding contest to be held at Harare International School.

Chienderamwano is the man of the moment in local bodybuilding cycles after he won both the Mr Zimbabwe and Musclemania Zimbabwe contests in 2013.

The Botswana-based athlete cemented his place at the top of the Zimbabwe’s bodybuilding echelons when he successfully defended his Musclemania Zimbabwe crown last weekend.

Most bookmakers tip Chienderamwano to do the double and also retain his Mr Zimbabwe crown but Chimuchenga feels he can spring an upset.

“I will not lose to someone who has only two distinct body parts which are not proportional as well," Chimuchenga said in reference to Chienderamwano yesterday.

“I'm challenging him that if he doesn't correct his upper body then he is going to be number three tomorrow (today) because his body is not balanced at all.

“The title is mine but unless if the judges would be looking at bouncers and not bodybuilders; yes he will win.

The pint sized Chimuchenga played second fiddle to Chienderamwano at the Musclemania Zimbabwe where he came second behind the Botswana-based giant.

Despite the results and the absence of his real nemesis in local bodybuilding, Vincent “Cutter” Kandiyero, Chimuchenga reckons he has worked on his areas of weakness in the last seven days to emerge the judges' favourite.

“I want all Zimbabweans and surrounding countries to know that I'm the real champion," he said.

“Champion personally knows that he's far too young to compete against me. The real competition will be between Vincent and myself and not Champion.

“I have since corrected my weakest body parts as per the judges' pronunciation last Saturday and I want to prove to the people that I'm always a winner.”

Kandiyero lost his Mr Ironman crown to Chimuchenga in Kadoma in June. The Pro Fitness muscle pumper quickly bounced back and beat Chimuchenga in two regional contests; Gaborone Classics in Botswana and the Southern Africa Championships held in Zambia recently.

Meanwhile, Chienderamwano said it was normal for Chimuchenga to point his gun at the defending champion.

“It’s common knowledge that you go for the man on the ball,” said Chienderamwano.

“I have done enough to ruffle feathers in both local and regional bodybuilding and it is encouraging to note that even people I recognise as senior athletes recognise that it's not just in the name but I'm the real champion.”

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