Bu­l­awayo Bomber in trou­ble

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Bu­l­awayo Bureau

SOUTH AFRICA-based World Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion All-Africa heavy­weight cham­pion Elvis “Bomber” Moyo risks be­ing stripped of his ti­tle if he fails to get op­po­nents to de­fend his crown.

Moyo won the ti­tle on Au­gust 25, 2017, af­ter knock­ing out Ghana­ian pugilist Bernard Adie at the Harare In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

“There’s noth­ing that I can do about be­ing stripped of my ti­tle be­cause at the mo­ment there’s no pro­moter who is will­ing to spon­sor my ti­tle fight. De­fend­ing the ti­tle is ex­pen­sive for a pro­moter as they have to pay the board (WBF) to send their ref­er­ees, pay for the board pres­i­dent’s ac­com­mo­da­tion and flights to come and watch the fight as well as pay us the box­ers.

“I’m only grate­ful that I’m get­ting non-ti­tle fights which help im­prove on my rank­ings,” said the fighter also known as “Bu­l­awayo Bomber”.

Since his fight against Adie, Moyo de­fended the crown against Con­golese Knife Di­dier at the City Sports Cen­tre in Harare in Jan­uary this year.

He went on to beat Ukrainian boxer Pedyura Maksym in April.

Moyo is set to trade leather against Alick Godogo in a non-ti­tle bill at Harare City Sports Cen­tre on No­vem­ber 30.

Elvis “Bomber” Moyo

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