Zimbabwe female boxing sensation Kudakwashe ‘Take Money’ Chiwandire was crowned the new World Boxing Council (WBC) interim super bantamweight champion after outclassing Zambian legend Cathrine Phiri in her own backyard on Saturday night.
Winning a title fight away from home on the African continent is always a daunting task; but such was Chiwandire’s dominance at the Government Complex in Lusaka Zambia that the judges awarded her the winner by a split decision after 10 rounds.
Chiwandire was confident going into the fight. And she lived up to her promise with a good show in front of a partisan Zambian crowd which was left mesmerised by her quick footwork and devastating counter punching skills.
Rallying behind Kudakwashe Chiwandire in this historic fight! pic.twitter.com/q2mLJ7F3ac
— DOVES HOLDINGS (@doves_holdings) February 25, 2022
The 26-year-old multitalented sportsperson, who is also a gifted footballer and karateka in addition to being a boxer, was elated with the win which is sure to thrust her in the limelight both locally and abroad.
“I feel so excited that I managed to win this WBC title because I was up against an experienced fighter who has won so many belts. She finished all the rounds but she was tiring at the end because she is now old and can’t stand against me. Look I’m 26,” said Chiwandire.
“They said she lost by a split decision but it was just to comfort her. I outclassed her. She is now old.”
Chiwandire, who was accompanied to Zambia by her manager Clyde Musonda of Delta Force Boxing Academy and trainer Simon Sangulani becomes the first Zimbabwean female boxer to win the prestigious WBC title.
The boxer received financial support from Doves Holdings through their Zororo Phumulani brand for her air travel expenses to Zambia.
Kudakwashe Chiwandire has done the business. She is the new WBC interim bantamweight champion…. pic.twitter.com/33YtbjL3PN
— Makomborero (@makogold07) February 27, 2022