BY BRIDGET MABANDA
HARARE-Ndodana Ncube aka “The Black Hammer” has recovered from his defeat to Ibrahim Class Mgender of Tanzania in January this year after grabbing a technical knock-out (TKO) over Collen Zidumbu halfway through the six-round showdown on Sunday in Harare.
Ncube’s manager who doubles as his trainer, Clyde Musonda said Ncube won by a TKO in the second round in a non-title six round bout.
“I would like to congratulate my boxer for winning this fight. I know most people were not expecting him to win but we thank God that the best boxer on the day truimped.
“This shows that we are doing well and from the last fights all my boxers are winning which is very important because they are building records for better fights to come,” he said.
Musonda added that his boxer, Black Hammer fought against a high rated boxer and for now he is waiting for offers from promoters who might need him to fight for titles or challengers or hosts title fights for him since his record allows him to do so.
Black Hammer, who is the National Featherweight Champion, said this fight means a lot to him because it was a comeback fight from a loss in Tanzania.
“I am hoping that this fight will pave way for better opportunities to have better fights like African tittle fight. I did not underestimate him, he is a good boxer
“I give thanks to Otto Boxing promotion for giving me the chance to fight. This was my second fight for this year. l will continue doing my best at Delta Force,” he said.
Black Hammer said the fight was part of preparations for the October 28, 2023 fight to be hosted in Bulawayo.
He thanked RM Plumbing World, Coach Ponde, his manager Clyde Musonda as well as other boxers which include Take Money, Farai Makombe and Revai Madondo.
Dubbed the “Rise of champions Part 2”, was pomp and fanfare as boxers battled it out for supremacy in the Otto Boxing Promotions tournament held in Harare.
Tinashe Majoni claimed a fourth round knock-out on Malawi’s Yamikani Mukandawire in the main bout with Aliya Phiri also winning his fight against Alfred Kaziwa, also from Malawi via a first round knock-out.
There were also wins for Jeremiah Mhere who dominated Malawi’s Bilal Alexander while Sam Madanhire got the better of Romeo Chibanda with Peter Pambeni winning against Alexander Likani.
Clever Sithole, Tafadzwa Mushando, Shungu Kupani and Ashington Ziwakaya also recorded wins over their opponents.