Chairman gets Quantum in Bantamweight triumph

HARARE - Tinashe ‘‘Chairman’’ Madziwana got an unexpected early Christmas present after beating Malawian Robert ‘‘Robber’’ Kachiza in the Super Bantamweight international title bout at Stodart Hall in Mbare on Saturday night.

Madziwana won with a knockout in the sixth round of the 10-round bout flooring Kachiza with a vicious right jab which cowed the visitor into submission.

Madziwana was presented with a brand new $15 000 worth Toyota Qauntum by the sponsor of the show Clemence Zingoni of Gypsite Electornics and Contractors.

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The Zimbabwean boxing ace also received a cash bonus of $2 000 which Zingoni said was his small way of bringing interest into boxing by making it one of the most lucrative sports in the country.

He said his company was going to plough more resources into the sport.

“After seeing the plight of boxing in Zimbabwe and the realisation that most sponsors were running for mainstream sports such as soccer and cricket we then decided to venture into boxing where there’s no sponsorship and be the trend setters there with regards to uplifting the game right from the grassroots,” Zingoni told the Daily News after the tournament.

“We discovered that in Zimbabwe there was no ring so our first port of call was to buy a state-of-the-art ring from South Africa.”

The local champion Madziwana was overwhelmed with joy and struggled to hold back tears during the interview.

“I’m very grateful, I want to thank God for this victory I also want to thank my coach, he is the best coach in the whole world I respect him so much. This fight was so hard for me and without my coach I don’t know If I was going to win, he made it happen,” Madziwana said.