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Boxing legend launches stable for locals

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FORMER Zimbabwe International light and middleweight boxing champion Modicai Donga yesterday launched Big Fish Boxing Promotions aimed at supporting local boxers and ensuring that the stable brings international pugilists to the country.

Sukoluhle Mthethwa
Sports Reporter

The first bill for the stable will be expected in May.

Donga addressed a Press conference that marked the launch of the boxing stable and of their website www.bigfish.co.zw at a local hotel. He described the stable as a big dream.

“As Big Fish we have got quite a number of fights lined up. Beginning sometime this year by the end of May we would have staged our first international bout here in Zimbabwe. It might be in Bulawayo or Harare. Why Zimbabwe? Why not any other country? Why not Bulawayo where Big Fish is being launched? It is a stable that will promote boxers from Zimbabwe and bring boxers from other countries like South Africa and America to come and fight in the country,” he said.

Bulawayo’s top handler Philip “Striker” Ndlovu who is part of the stable, will train the boxers. He has trained boxers who include former WBO Pan-African heavyweight champion Thamsanqa Dube, South Africa-based Elvis Moyo, Ntando Sibanda and Meluleki Ngulube.

Their estimated budget is $35 000 to bring four international boxers for the May bouts.

Bulawayo last had an international boxing bout in 2011.

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