Harare – Three high-profile heirs to former world boxing champions will be in Zimbabwe in what could be an epoch-changing development for the sport in Southern Africa.
Justin Mayweather – son of the legendary and undefeated multi-weight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and grandson of the also iconic Floyd Mayweather Sr – headlines the cast of the pretenders to the thrones.
The young Mayweather will be accompanied by Seb Eubank and Kenzie Morrison. Eubank is the son of former world champion Chris Eubank, while Morrison is the progeny of another great, Tommy Morrison.
Mayweather has a professional record of 6-0, Eubank’s record is 2-0 and Morrison has racked up 19 straight victories with no draws or defeats.
The coming of the trio could do much to create new interest in boozing not only in Zimbabwe but across Southern Africa.
Handled by promoter Edward Mendy, Mayweather is coming to dress rehearse for a continental tournament to be held in Zimbabwe in August.
Mendy has established a partnership with Box Africa which is fronted by Gilbert Munetsi, with the blessings of the Zimbabwe Boxing and Wrestling Control Board.
In an interview, Munesti told The Southern Times Sport said, “Boxing in Africa will never be the same again. We are bringing rising sons to three former world champions. They will all be part of an African Boxing event we are going to host in Zimbabwe.
“This is definitely an epoch changing move. The guys are coming as soon as they are done with the Dubai tournament which is on this Saturday (April 10). There is a Zimbabwean fighter who is also taking part in this tournament in Dubai, Brendon Denes.”