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Zimbabwe's golden boy Charles Manyuchi turned on a boxing masterclass, in his homecoming show late last night, to knock 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.

That could be coming soon.

His manager, Charles Malunga of Oriental Quarries Promotions, said he would be going to Miami, United States to try and fix a bout for the Zimbabwean who also faces a mandatory defence of his title in Europe.

"We are heading for the WBC gold," Malunga said amid the carnival of celebrations inside the ring. "I'll be going to Miami soon and we have contractual obligations in Russia and Italy."We felt at home, Zimbabwe people are the best and I can tell you that the next fight for Manyuchi will be a sold-out (event)."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

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