Articles tagged 'boxing'

'Schoolboy' Tinago laid to rest 23 July 2018 GWERU - Boxing icon Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago was yesterday laid to rest at the Midlands Provincial Heroes Acre in Gweru. Hundreds of people drawn from administrators, boxers and fans braved the chilly weather as they gathered at the Midlands Provincial Heroes Acre to bid farewell to the lege...
Tributes pour in for Schoolboy 19 July 2018 HARARE - Tributes continued to pour in yesterday for legendary Zimbabwe boxer Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago, who passed away in Gweru on Tuesday after a short illness. The 69-year-old boxer, who left behind a wife and seven children, dazzled in the ring between the 1960s and 1980s, winning three ...
Zim boxing at crossroads 18 July 2018 HARARE - Barely three months after pouring out his heart on being neglected in an interview with a local weekly, former Commonwealth Boxing champion and Zimbabwe boxing legend Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago has died without getting the recognition he had yearned for. Tinago passed away in the earl...
The Bomber expects tough fight 28 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean boxers Elvis “The Bomber” Moyo believes Ukrainian Mark Pedyura will provide a big challenge when he attempts to defend his WBF Africa Heavyweight title at the City Sports Centre tonight. Both boxers made weight during yesterday’s weigh-in, with Moyo tipping the scale at 122...
Gonorenda ready for showdown 26 April 2018 HARARE - Current WBF African Cruiserweight champion Chamunorwa “Sting” Gonorenda, has declared himself ready and is looking forward to his non-title bout against Djokito Sakuji of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gonorenda, who is currently on a roll with four consecutive knockout wins, will ...
Boxing promoter challenges ban 25 April 2018 HARARE - Leading local boxing promoter Clyde Musonda has approached the High Court challenging his ban from practising after his licence was revoked in January for allegedly flouting the Zimbabwe National Boxing Control Board’s (ZNBCB) rules and regulations. Musonda, who is the managing direct...
Madhanhire delivers KO in Namibia 12 April 2018 HARARE - While rising Zimbabwean boxer Simon “Undertaker” Madhanhire is still new to the professional game, he had an encouraging start to his career in Namibia at the weekend. Madhanhire, who was making his professional debut, secured a second round stoppage when he knocked out Namibian Walte...
Boxing set for exciting times 14 March 2018 HARARE - Local boxing fraternity is headed for exciting times if efforts by Video Promotions Africa (VPA) and several budding local promoters of the sport is anything to go by. Boxing had in the previous years taken a retrogressive step in the country largely due to shortage of sponsorship cul...
Manyuchi launches academy 21 December 2017 HARARE - Former WBC Silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi is hoping to unearth the next gem and help boxing develop in the country after officially launching his academy yesterday. The Charles Manyuchi Sports Academy will be a multi-purpose sporting facility and is being constructed on...
Gonorenda out to destroy Tshams 23 November 2017 HARARE - South Africa-based Zimbabwean boxer Chamunorwa “Sting” Gonorenda will be the star attraction at the Rapid Fire Friday Night Series as he defends his title against Tshanda Tshams of South Africa at Wyneberg Military Base. The Zimbabwean, who had a bout postponed last month, says he is ...
Boxing tourney on the cards 14 November 2017 HARARE - In a rare development, local boxing enthusiasts are in for a treat later this month when Delta Force Boxing Academy hosts a boxing tournament dubbed: King of the Kings Ghetto Explosion. Apart from the success story of Charles Manyuchi, boxing has in the recent years taken a retrogress...
Chisora for Monaco bout 27 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe-born boxer Dereck Chisora will challenge Agit Kabayel for the German’s EBU heavyweight title during the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza in Monaco at the prestigious Salle Medecin on November 4. Chisora will hope to win the belt for the second time, having previously held it from S...
ZNBBC admits to bungling 31 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Boxing Board of Control (ZNBBC) has admitted that they bungled after Kenyan boxers were left stranded in Harare without their purse money following a tournament last week. Kenyan boxers George Otieno and Bernard Ardie were part of the foreign contingent that took...
Stranded Kenyan boxers slam ZNBBC 30 August 2017 HARARE - Kenyan boxers George Otieno and Bernard Ardie have slammed the Zimbabwe National Boxing Board of Control (ZNBBC) after they were left stranded here since Saturday. Otieno and Ardie were part of the fighters that took part in the tournament held on Friday night at the Harare Internatio...
Musonda: Promoter on a mission 28 August 2017 HARARE - Budding boxing promoter Clyde Musonda is certainly not the most gifted public speaker. He does not possess the stage presence of Lovemore Banda or the nice-guy charm of Hugo Ribatika, and he certainly is not the most resourced promoter in the country. But Musonda, a former champion...
Boxing's big night is here 28 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe boxers Elvis “The Bomber” Moyo and Chamunorwa “Sting” Gonorenda have expressed confidence ahead of tonight’s World Boxing Federation (WBF) African title bouts scheduled for Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). South Africa-based heavyweight Moyo will square up again...
Madziwana title fight delayed 12 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean  bantamweight boxer Tinashe “Chairman” Madziwana will have to wait a little bit longer before he can fight for his maiden international title after promoters postponed his bout to October. Initially, Madziwana was scheduled to square up against Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania in...
Another appointment for Mukondiwa 9 August 2017 HARARE - Local judge and referee Patrick Mukondiwa’s CV continues to glitter after he was recently appointed to be one of the three officials for an upcoming International Boxing Organisation (IBO) bout. Mukondiwa will be a judge for the upcoming IBO cruiserweight world title fight between Sou...
Chidzivo: Boxer, marathon runner in one 2 August 2017 HARARE - While at school she was pugnacious and an unwilling marathon runner, today, thanks to Zimbabwe’s long-distance runner Collen Makaza’s persistence — Fortunate Chidzivo — is at home in both boxing and long-distance running. The 30-year-old, like a few before her, got into the sport by a...
Madziwane gets title fight 24 June 2017 HARARE - Rising Zimbabwean bantamweight boxer Tinashe “Chairman” Madziwane says he is ready to follow in the footsteps of dethroned World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi as he prepares for his first international title fight. Madziwane will square up against ...
Manyuchi's road to redemption 22 June 2017 HARARE – After the chastening first round defeat to Qudratillo Abduqaxorov in March, Zimbabwean boxer Charles Manyuchi returns to the ring next month as he tries to get his career back on track. The former World Boxing Council welterweight (silver) champion is scheduled to fight against Democr...
Boxing judge Mukondiwa over the moon 4 May 2017 HARARE - Local boxing official Patrick Mukondiwa is on cloud nine after he recently took part in two IBO-sanctioned tournaments in South Africa. With little boxing taking place in Zimbabwe due to  lack of funding as promoters struggle to stage bouts, Mukondiwa is pleased that he is still flyin...
Manyuchi handlers expected 13 April 2017 HARARE - Dethroned World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi, who is yet to recover from a bruising defeat in Singapore, will know his next step when his managers arrive in the country this week. The visit by Manyuchi’s manager Chris Malunga of Oriental Quarries ...
Manyuchi's camp fumes 28 March 2017 HARARE - Charles Manyuchi’s management is threatening to take legal action against anyone insinuating the Zimbabwean boxer fixed his bout against Qudratillo Abduqahorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore at the weekend. Manyuchi lost his WBC World Welterweight (silver) belt to the undefeated Abduqahor...
Qudratillo knocks out Manyuchi 26 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's number 1 boxer Charles Manyuchi lost his WBC Welterweight silver title when he was knocked out in the first round by Qudratillo Abduqahorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore yesterday. Abduqahorov, who is based in Malaysia and was fighting his fourth fight in Singapore, now extend...