Zimbabwean boxers dominated the Charles Manyuchi Sports Academy – Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) sponsored Zimbabwe versus Zambia boxing tournament held at Philjoen Lodges in Chivhu.
The tournament is one of a series meant to develop boxing and promote exchanges between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The bout card which had 11 fights, 5 international matches also included some amateur fights involving students at the GZU in Masvingo.
The boxing event ended well after midnight in the early hours of yesterday morning and was punctuated by song and dance.
Even the rain showers that fell did not deter the open air tournament from going ahead.
There was nothing friendly about the tournament as boxers took the fights seriously and gave a good account of themselves in front of a small but appreciative crowd in the small town of Chivhu.
Evans Usaiwevhu beat Zambia Joseph Chewe by a unanimous points decision over 6 rounds in the lightweight division.
Alice Mbewe beat Zimbabwe’s Netsai Bondai over 4 rounds following unanimous points decision in the female bantamweight division.
Zambian Simon Ngoma beat Tatenda Paradza by unanimous points decision over 6 rounds in the lightweight division.
Crowd favourite and GZU pol admin student Brendan Denes beat Jospeh Kasoma by a unanimous points decision over 6 rounds in the light welterweight division.
Hasan Milanzi won against Emmanuel Kabwe over 6 six rounds in a bantamweight division.
Exodus Boxing Academy director Anthony Mwamba paid tribute to the organisers for a well organised and fair tournament.
Next up is a tournament in Bulawayo to be followed by another in Masvingo at GZU.