Zim Boxing Champ Wants More


By Anashe Murombedzi

ZIMBABWEAN boxer Brendon ‘Boika’ Denes who recently clinched the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Africa welterweight champion belt, is looking to defend his title and scale new heights.

Speaking at the sidelines of a press conference in his honor, held by the government, Boika said we were geared for more.

“I’m very happy to be crowned a WBO figure welterweight title and it’s good to fight for the prestigious titles in Africa, I’m looking forward to defending my belt”, he said.

The Charles Manyuchi academy product overcame a fancied Mikka Shonena of Namibia with a sixth-round knockout.

The 25-year-old has remained undefeated in eight fights and has held two titles as his career continues to develop.

Boika is now ranked within the world’s top 40 welterweight category.

Following his mentor Charles Manyuchi who has held WBC silver and WBC international welterweight titles, Boika has secured the second position of best boxers in Zimbabwe.

“I’m number two from Charles Manyuchi, he’s my mentor and he’s still good”.

Despite holding the current welterweight titles, Boika hopes to fight for a third belt and believes he has room for more belts

“Holding two titles gives me hype to go for big belts, I’m going to push for the third belt it could be WBC or WBO, but what I know I’m going to get more belts”, said Boika.

As Charles Manyuchi academy product, Boika says the academy has woken out the giant in him and has pushed him to produce better records.

“The academy has pushed my records and ranks and actually give me the hype to take part in tournaments because you cannot fight such a guy with a clean professional record,” he said.