WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) international welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi has dared Italian opponent Gianluca Frezza ahead of Saturday’s title defence bout set for Venice.
Manyuchi (right), who arrived in Venice on Sunday, said fighting in a foreign country will not intimidate him.
The Zambia-based Zimbabwean boxer is optimistic of retaining his title in a fight scheduled for the city of Seqauls and will be held in commemoration of a great Italian boxer and world champion Primo Carnera who died in 1992.
“I can guarantee my fans, I am winning this fight. There is no question about it. There is nothing strange about me fighting abroad and I will not be intimidated. Frezza should know that I am here to win. I have trained well and my coach took me through all the paces,” Manyuchi said.
His manager Christopher Malunga, who is also in Italy, is confident Manyuchi will defend his title.
Malunga said from Venice that nothing will stop his boxer from winning.
The Italian has a record of 23 wins out of which eight were through knockouts, two draws and two losses.
And Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Board of Control chairperson Nelson Sapi called on the nation to rally behind Manyuchi.