Manyuchi set for comeback

HARARE - Former World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi has been afforded an opportunity to redeem himself after his handlers at Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) won the right to challenge for the belt once again.

Manyuchi had been the welterweight champion since March 2014 the same year he managed to defend his WBC crown in Lusaka, Zambia against Colombian opponent Devis Casseres but he lost his belt after a chastening first round defeat to Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbek in March.

Charles Manyuchi

Charles Manyuchi

But his manager at OQBP Christopher Malunga said WBC has ordered the former welterweight silver champion Abduqaxorov to fight the current WBC silver welterweight champion Shawn Porter in January/February 2018 and the winner will be committed to fight Manyuchi at a date to be announced.

“I made a request in Baku during the 55th Convention of World Boxing Council to the board of governors that Manyuchi should be given a chance to challenge the winner between Porter and Adrian Browner,” Malunga said.

“I am grateful to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, the board of governors and the entire stuff of WBC secretariat. The timing is excellent because it gives us more time to prepare Manyuchi for the championship.”

Manyuchi’s record stands at 21-3-1 after he won a non-title fight against Sherif Kasongo of DRC in Zambia earlier this year.