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Kalombo challenges Manyuchi

World Boxing Federation [WBF] super-welterweight champion and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Emmany Kalombo fancies a fight with Zimbabwe’s former WBC silver welterweight title holder Charles Manyuchi as he seeks to continue building his reputation in the boxing ring.

BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE

Kalombo challenged Manyuchi after making light work of Samuel Antwi knocking him out in the second round in a WBF super-welterweight title bout at the UK vs Africa Kwesé Cup at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday night.

With an impressive record of 10 fights and no defeats, he said he had a dream receiving a call from Manyuchi’s camp for a fight, an idea he fancies.

“I dreamt some time back receiving a call for a fight with Manyuchi so that should be the next step for me. I would like to fight Mayuchi and I believe it would be a very good fight,” Kalombo said in a post-match interview.

The Kwesé Sports and Kalakoda Promotions Friday fight night once again lived up to its billing as the UK retained the cup following a tie in the four bouts lined up.

Local star Tapiwa Tembo gave the Africa team a winning start, beating Martin Leach by a unanimous decision after eight rounds in the first fight of the night.

Kalombo then followed up Tembo’s victory with an impressive TKO over Antwi.

The biggest disappointment of the night came from Wesley McDade who despite receiving the best support from the vocal crowd on the night only lasted 2 minutes and 30 seconds against a ruthless Brit Mickey Ellison.

McDade hit the canvas twice after being stung by Ellison leaving the referee with no choice but to stop the match.

In another title fight, Stacey Copeland lifted the Commonwealth ladies’ super-welterweight title beating South African champion Mapula Ngubane on points after an intense 10 rounds of boxing.

Kalombo captained the Africa team while Copeland led the UK team.

The Kwesé Sports–Kalakoda Promotion’s Friday Fights Night moves to Gweru for the first time next month.

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