RISING boxer Nyasha Hwata wants to touch the skies after he recently turned professional.
The boxer, who now has a 2-0 record, is looking forward to having more fights in the near future that will see him challenging for titles.
The 23-year-old boxer, who hails from Chiredzi, relocated to Harare in a bid to fine-tune his skills.
Hwata is inspired by Charles Manyuchi and wants to follow in his footsteps.
Freeman Mabvongwe, who is Hwata’s coach, believes that they are on the right path and their switch to Harare will propel them to success.
“We believe here in Harare is where things happen and that is the reason why we moved from Chiredzi.
“Since the time we came here, it took time for him to adjust as he remained amateur as we needed more fights for him but definitely he turned pro two months ago.
“He has won against Joe Andrew and, recently, against Terrence Muronda from Legends Boxing Club based in Mbare.
“The win against Terrence was a tough one as they both used power and aggression but it’s just that our corner was strong otherwise it could have gone either way.”
“We are now pushing that he has a fight soon as we want to push his record.
“At least, by the end of the year, we hope he will have another fight and win it.
“With the way we are pushing, and the support we are receiving from those who we are working with, we are looking forward to having a title fight by next year as we want a national title and or a regional title.”
Mabvongwe believes their greatest challenge remains the lack of resources as they have to scramble for funds each time they put up a fight.
“We don’t have as many fights as we would want because if someone puts up a fight they are only putting their boxers on the cards.
”So, we have to source our funds each time we have to put something for our boxer, which is difficult,” he said