WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight international champion Charles Manyuchi will defend the belt he won in March when he fights Columbian boxer Devis Casseres on November 22 at the Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia.
Manyuchi has won 14 times, with eight knockouts, drawing twice and losing once according to boxing website boxrec.
He faces Casseres who has won 17 and lost four fights. Of the 17 fights 12 have been knockouts.
The main bout of the boxing bill will be between WBC (bantamweight) silver champion Catherine Phiri who will be defending her title against a Korean boxer Hee-Yung Yuh.
Manyuchi’s Zambian manager Chris Malunga from Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions confirmed the title defence.
“Manyuchi will defend his title against a Columbian, South American boxer called Devis Casseres on November 22 in Zambia. We are expecting Manyuchi to be in Zambia by Monday so that he could go into camp,” he said.
“The most important thing that Manyuchi has to do is to be disciplined. If he is disciplined he can retain the title. He has to train very hard and he has to know that his job is to box and leave the rest so that he can be successful.”
Malunga said Phiri was preparing for her title defence as well.
“She is ready for the fight and she knows what is expected from her,” he said.
He said Manyuchi’s father had been helping his son to ensure that he stayed in shape in preparation for the title defence before travelling to Zambia to go into camp.
Manyuchi holds the African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight and Zimbabwe welterweight champion titles.
To clinch the WBC title, Manyuchi beat Ghana’s Patrick Allottey at Lusaka Government Complex in Zambia in March.
Last year, he won the ABU welterweight title in June last year when he knocked Burkina Faso champion Patrice Sou Toke out to claim the continental title in the fifth round of the 12-round bout.
In September last year, he went on to successfully defend the ABU welterweight title against Ghana’s Isaac Sowah in Lusaka.