FORMER Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board secretary Patrick Mukondiwa will be one of the judges when World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight international champion Charles Manyuchi defends his belt against Columbian boxer Devis Casseres on November 22 in Lusaka, Zambia.
Mukondiwa will handle the main bout pitting Zambia’s Catherine Phiri who will defend her WBC silver bantamweight bout against Bukiwe Nonina.
Manyuchi’s Zambian manager Chris Malunga from Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions yesterday confirmed that the Zimbabwean would officiate in the title defence.
“The WBC has appointed the following officials to handle Phiri’s fight against Bukiwe Nonina in the WBC Silver bantamweight bout. The referee will be William Sekeleyi from Zambia, the first judge is Patrick Mukondiwa, second judge would be Lillian Olero from Kenya while Thabo Sampool from South Africa will be the third judge.The WBC supervisor is going to be Peter Ngatane from South Africa,” he said.
After the main bout, Mukondiwa will handle the Manyuchi fight.
“Sampool will referee the bout. Sekeleti will be judge one, Olero judge two while Mukondiwa will be the third judge. Ngatane will be assisted by local supervisor Nelson Sapi on both bouts,” he said.
Manyuchi went into camp early this month with Phiri and Mbiya Nkanku, a boxer from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Malunga recently said the boxers would be in camp until the fights.
“They will be in camp throughout because the fight is going to be held on November 22. They are not going to fight anyone inpreparation for their fights,” he said.
“We cannot risk letting them fight when it is only about one and a half months from now.
It is too risky. What if they get injured? I am happy that they went through their medicals on Friday and they all passed.”
The Zimbabwean boxer who is also the African Boxing Union welterweight champion, won the WBC title in March.