This is because a young lad named Mayogoyogo looks extremely impressive after two amateur fights in which he demonstrated his lightning-quick jabs and powerful punches.
Mayogoyogo whose real name is Recardo Kondwane entered the boxing ring at the age of eight, winning against Blessing Zondo who was two years older and drew with another one only identified as Chris a year later.
The young pugilist who is only 10 years old is the second son of Zimbabwean legendary boxer Misheck Kondwane.
While Mayogoyogo is far from being named the youngest boxing prodigy and probably too early to celebrate him as the next Floyd Mayweather, he definitely has something brewing if he continues to work out during his routine training. His peers see in him a potential champion good enough to bring home not only national or continental titles but the World boxing heavyweight crown come 2025.
The Grade Five pupil at Ardbennie Primary School said he takes after his father.
“When I was growing up, my mother told me that I used to like my dad most, I could cry whenever he was going out thus forcing him to carry me with him to his training sessions. This went on until when he tried boxing gloves on me when I was four years old,” he said.
He says he was greatly inspired by his father’s success in the ring and wants to better his record.
“I began taking boxing as a sport just because I saw my father progressing everyday. I know my dad has been into 45 professional fights winning 30 and losing 15. In my career I wish to create my own history and involved in many professional fights just as I began boxing at eight and him at 16,” he said.
Recardo said he is training hard and has time for both boxing and school.
“I have a daily routine for junior boxing training at my father’s stable in Mbare. He trains another upcoming boxer and I am trained by Chigwada just to have a different approach to the sport. We have morning and evening sessions that only last for an hour and that is the requirement for our age. I do my homework as soon as I get home from school then do my training afterwards”, he said.
He said he does not fight any of his friends at school or at home.
“My friends encourage me to soldier on in boxing, they believe one day I will become a world heavyweight boxer.
“We play normally at school and we do not fight but if any of us dispute each other we quickly tell our teacher and get back to being good friends all over again. The same applies at home with my siblings Blessing and Leroy,” he said.