After independence, the boxing sport had a huge local following but interest in the sport had gone down due to several reasons.

In a bid to revive the sport, a local sponsor has chipped in by purchasing a boxing ring.

With the exploits of Charles Manyuchi boxing was on the path to regain its former glory as a sport.

To aid the process a local sponsor Clemence Zingoni decided to chip in and buy a boxing ring to revive the sport.

Zingoni said it was worrisome that the sport that used to draw a massive crowd was now in the doldrums owing to lack of corporate support.

He bankrolled ‘The King of the Ring’ tournament held last week.

Zingoni also pledged to fund local boxing tournaments in an attempt to revive the sport.