Zimbabwe’s former World Boxing Organisation (WBO), pan African super middleweight champion Tineyi Mharidzo will make a return to the ring on April 27 after two years of inactivity as part of the Friday night boxing organised by South Africa based Kalakoda Boxing Promotions and ESPN Kwesé Sports.
Mharidzo has been given a chance to restore his pride when he takes to the to ring and challenges for another vacant inter-continental belt.
The former pan African super middleweight champion who held the WBO continental title between 2009 and 2010 before he was stripped after failing to defend it, could get a crack at another belt when he fights a yet to be named opponent for an inter-continental title this April.
The 35 year-old Mharidzo is already dreaming big.
In November 2009, Mharidzo knocked out SA’s Michael Schultz at the Wembley Arena to become the interim WBO super middleweight champion.
He currently has a record of 9 wins, 4 of them knockouts, 10 defeats, 4 by knockout and no draws in the 19 bouts he has fought.
However, his famous victory came in July 2010 when he knocked out challenger Michael Schultz in the third round during a rematch at the Wembley Indoor Arena to defend the WBO Africa super middleweight title.
The former champion is trained by Denver Wynne.
Kalakoda Boxing Promotions and ESPN Kwesé have teamed up to launch Friday fight nights, a pan African boxing series with a reach of over 220 million viewers across 39 African countries.
Mharidzo known as Marstak Power in the boxing circles was born in 1983 and made his professional boxing debut in May 2003 when he beat Paul Biri to win on points.
He beat Victor Moyo at Raylton Sports Club on points in June 2009 to clinch the vacant Zimbabwe super middleweight title.
In May 2016 he lost to Patrick Mukala in Boksburg SA in his last recorded fight.