Former WBC Bantamweight Champion Catherine Phiri is expected to challenge the Current World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight Gold Champion Fatuma Zarika on the 2nd of December, 2017 at Carnival Gardens in Nairobi, Kenya.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) manager Christopher Malunga says he’s pleased with the performance of former Catherine Phiri during training ahead of her WBC Super Bantamweight Gold title.
According to Zanis Sports, Malunga said in an interview that Phiri is already in camp training ahead of the crucial bout against WBC Super Bantamweight Gold Champion Fatuma Zarika.
“Catherine is in high spirits and optimistic of winning the title even after being defeated and dethroned of her title in Mexico,” he said.
Malunga says Phiri’s loss in Mexico to Mariana Barby Juarez has given her and the coaches homework to work extra hard and give positive results in the upcoming bout.
He stressed that her defeat to Mexico’s Juarez in March will not affect her performance when she meets Zarika in Nairobi, Kenya.
Malunga said his stable is doing everything possible to ensure that former World Boxing Council (WBC) Bantamweight Champion Phiri wins the WBC Super Bantamweight Gold title.
Meanwhile, Malunga has disclosed that he has partnered with Bigger than Life Entertainment from the United States of America ahead of the upcoming bout.
Zarika has a total record of 43 bouts, 29 wins, 12 loses, 2 draws while Phiri has a total of 15 bouts, won 13 and lost 2.