Manyuchi Beats Sebyala To Retain WABA, WBF Belts

Zimbabwean international boxer, Charles Manyuchi has beaten Mohammed Sebyala of Ugandan nationality to retain the WABA and WBF belts.

Manyuchi won by a unanimous decision in a contest organised and promoted by the Charles Manyuchi Boxing Academy (CMBA).

He retained WABA World Supreme and World Professional Boxing Federation titles after claiminga 3-0 win with all the three judges going for the Zimbabwean on 116-110 and an identical 117-109.

The tournament was initially scheduled for March last year but failed to take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

His latest attempt to defend the titles had also been thrown in turmoil a fortnight ago after the government omitted boxing from the list of sports codes that had been allowed to resume.

Manyuchi was set to be stripped off of the two belts if he had not contested.

Manyuchi, a former WBC silver welterweight champion, has also been preparing hard for this fight since last year and said he would retire from the sport if he lost.

The Masvingo-born returned to the ring for the first time since flooring Argentinian Diego Diaz Gallardo in Harare two years ago to land the WBF belt.

The 30-year-old has been trying hard to work his way back to the top since losing his WBC silver welterweight championship title in March 2017.

Beating Sebyala is part of the plan and his next port of call will be in the United Arab Emirates in August.

No fans were allowed at the venue of the fight.


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