Manyuchi beats Feria in 2 minutes 42 seconds

Zimbabwe’s boxer Charles Manyuchi turned on a boxing masterclass, in his homecoming yesterday and knocked out his Colombian opponent Jose Agustin Julio Feria in just 2 minutes and 42 seconds in this World Council Boxing sanctioned non-title fight at Harare International Conference Centre.

The 26-year-old Zimbabwean, who is the WBC welterweight silver champion, produced a devastating performance, and stylish performance to knock out the Colombian in the first round after catching him with a devilish uppercut that sent him tumbling to the canvas.

Fighting in the last fight of the night, Manyuchi brought the house down with a brilliant combination of hand speed, power and punching accuracy and could, at times, afford to toy around with his opponent as it became clear, from the word go, that there was a huge gulf in class between the two.

Having worked his opponent with combinations to the body and pinning him into a corner, Manyuchi then delivered the knockout punch that sent Feria down and the Colombian could not beat the referee’s count as a contest that some felt would be close turned into a one-sided show for the Zimbabwe ace.

Having built his profile outside the country, Manyuchi wanted to put on a show for his local fans and while his time in the ring might have been short, he did enough to show that he is indeed a super boxer who probably deserves his shot against the best that the world can throw at him.


Boxing is finally coming home today  in  Zimbabwe as the country will enjoy, for the first time in many years, a high profile non title fight between Zambian based boxer Charles Manyuchi and Jose Agustin Feria, Colombian welterweight boxing champion.

The match will go for 8 rounds.

Speaking to reporters after arriving at Harare International Airport, Feria told reporters; “I am not in Zimbabwe for some fun in the sun. I will beat the lights out of your Manyuchi.”

Spectators will be treated to a total of 8 matches including a WBC welterweight female title fight between Zambian champion, Lolita Muzeya and Agnes Mutimakunena of Malawi.

The Harare boxing tournament will feature local boxers such as flyweights with Anyway Katunga facing Zambian exciting prospect, Alfred Muwowo, while Tinashe Madziwane will fight another Zambian, Gibbon Kamota.

Zimbabwean light heavyweight champion, Wesley McDade and Zambia’s Donald Kamphamba will fight in yet another rematch, while heavyweight, Trevor Mpofu fights Aleck Gogoda of Zambia.

As this is a non title match for Manyuchi, he will get to defend his belt when he takes on Russian Dimitry Mikhaleyenko, in Russia, later this year.

The tournament is officiated by World Boxing Council representatives who will be in Zimbabwe by Wednesday the 12th.

What time is the Manyuchi fight starting: 7PM, Central Africa Time(Local Zimbabwe), 6PM GMT

Where can i watch the fight: The fight will be live on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) TV

Final winner, scores and results to be announced by international judges at the end of the match..