Boxing, some could describe it as a brutal, harsh sport. Few people understand the commitment needed to succeed, and even fewer comprehend the hours spent in the gym developing stamina, physical strength, fitness, and lightning-fast reflexes.
It’s a sport for both sexes who prefer rough, physical contact. Continuously being hit is not for the weak of heart.
Yet, this is a sport that can take so many young people off the streets and teach them discipline and living a healthier lifestyle.
Successful boxers could go a long way in encouraging young people to join and participate in the healthier lifestyle of fitness and vitality.
Who knows, somewhere in one of those boxing gyms could be a Charles Manyuchi, Kudakwashe Chiwandire or Alfonso Zvenyika
It’s the “gym” that is going to stop young lives from being enslaved by drugs, booze and criminality.
Boxing champion Charles Manyuchi say:
“Boxing is like any other sport in the country. It has helped a number of youths off the streets.
“We are not talking about some movie things, a number of people have made a living out of this sport. In as much as it can look like a rough game, that makes it unique
“Boxing requires another level of discipline. You can never see a boxer involved in street fighting, there are some values that are instilled in anyone who takes boxing as a career.”