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Boxer Tinago gets befitting send-off

LEGENDARY boxer, Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago was yesterday laid to rest at the Midlands Provincial Heroes’ Acre in Gweru.


Tinago became the first Sportsperson in Zimbabwe to be conferred with a hero status in recognition of his benchmark achievements.

The three-time Commonwealth welterweight champion was given a befitting send-off by multitudes that include the Gweru community, former boxers and government officials.

Tinago won three Sportsperson of the Year awards, a feat which only Kirsty Coventry has neared in recent times.
Speaker after speaker yesterday described Tinago as the greatest and astute boxer Zimbabwe has ever had.

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