Former World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi says he will rise again and has already begun preparations for his next fight possibly in January.

Speaking during an interview on the sidelines of the launch of his multi-discipline sports academy, Manyuchi said despite his humiliating defeat on the 25th of March this year in Singapore by Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan, age is still on his side and has begun working on improving his world ranking.

Manyuchi began a comeback bid with a unanimous decision points victory over Zambian, Sheriff Kasongo in Ndola Zambia in a non-title bout.

The Zimbabwean boxer said is ready to work his way up the rankings following a win in Zambia last month and is hoping that his comeback bid will put him in good stead for an agreed rematch against Abduqaxorov.

Manyuchi said he is also focusing on grassroots development and nurturing talented athletes into world class athletes and champions through his newly launched academy.

He said his academy aims to develop a cross section of athletes that he identified during the Champion of Champions Boxing Tournament and National Youth Games.

The multi-discipline academy will also offer other sports such as football, tennis, squash, netball, volleyball and netball.