Two Zimbabwean hopefuls were crowned World Boxing Federation (WBF) champions on Saturday night, August 6, headlining a show in the city of Chivhu.
At Lightweight, Evans Husayihwevhu won the vacant WBF International title, scoring a wide unanimous decision over Yohani Banda from Malawi, after a fight much more competitive than the scores suggests.
Scoring a knock-down in round eight, Husayihwevhu won by 116-111 (Judge Francis Nhenderere), 117-108 (Judge Ian Sada) and 120-107 (Judge Terrence Mandaza).
27-year-old Husayihwevhu improved his professional record to 12-1 (6). Banda (32) drops to 9-9 (3).
Local Super Bantamweight Tatenda Biningu seized the vacant WBF All Africa Super Bantamweight title, blowing out Malawi-veteran Robert Kachisa in the first round. Official time of stoppage: 2:44.
Biningu goes to 9-1 (5), while Kachisa falls to 9-16-1 (1).
The show was promoted by Charles Manyushi Boxing Academy.