Manyuchi offered Zambian citizenship

HARARE - Charles Manyuchi’s stylish defence of his WBC International welterweight on Saturday night has endeared him to the Zambian government which has offered the Zimbabwean pugilist an honorary citizenship.

This comes after the Masvingo raised boxer defended his WBC International welterweight title against Colombia’s David Caceres following a third-round technical knockout.

Reports from Zambia suggest that Manyuchi barely broke a sweat as he teased and bullied his opponent until his corner decided they had seen enough and threw in the towel before the start of the third round.

The victory took Manyuchi’s tally to 15 wins, two losses and one drawn match in his last 18 contests

“Government has asked Zimbabwean born boxer Charles Manyuchi to consider getting a Zambian citizenship,” ZANIS sports reported after following an interview with the Zambian sports minister on Saturday night.

“Youth and Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili says government is ready to offer Manyuchi a national citizenship if he wishes.

“Kambwili says Manyuchi who is a Zimbabwean national plying his boxing trade under Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) in Zambia has made not only his native country proud but Zambia as well through his boxing skills.

“The Minister also said government is ready to offer Manyuchi an honorary citizenship as it did to former national soccer team coach Herve Renard.”

Meanwhile, Zambian boxing queen Catherine Phiri retained her WBC female silver bantamweight belt in a lopsided fight against Kukiwe Nonina of South Africa on Saturday night at the Government Complex in Lusaka.

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