The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has partnered a local production house, Video Promotions to come up with Friday Boxing Night to be beamed on television as part of local content production.
The Friday night fights on television will feature a lot of youngsters from the streets as part of a plan to revive boxing in the country and by December, it will be featuring international title fights.
Video Promotions Director Operations and Spokesperson, Herbert Chikoto said the aim is to develop boxing by going to each and every city hosting tournaments so that Zimbabwe has a viable industry and get the sport up once again.
Boxing promoter, Boris Zneider urged boxers to be professional and disciplined.
Zneider is promoting the first tournament at Magamba Hall in Warren Park, Harare this weekend featuring 14 professional boxers and 12 amateurs in 13 bouts, three of them title fights and two international matches.
Foreign based boxers are expected in the country tomorrow (Wednesday) while the weigh-in is on Friday morning at the venue.