The World Boxing Council -WBC- has given Zambia’s Catherine Phiri a go ahead to challenge for the WBC Super bantamweight gold title.
Catherine will challenge Fatouma Zareka of Kenya on November 25, 2017 in Nairobi.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions Operations Manager Chris Malunga announced this at a media briefing in Lusaka today.
Malunga said an American promoter, Bigger Than Life Entertainment, will work in conjunction with Oriental to promote the fight.
He said Catherine, who is already in camp is taking the fight seriously and aiming to get back to her winning ways.
Malunga also said the end-of-year promotion tournament, billed for December, is still on and that Catherine will still fight.
Catherine early this year surrendered her WBC bantamweight gold belt to Mexico’s Mariana Juarez.
And asked if fighting in the Super bantamweight category will affect her in any way, Catherine said she is still comfortable because she will concentrate more on the tactics and endurance.
Her opponent Zareka, who has stopped the likes of Esther Phiri and Belinda Laraquente before, has won 29 times, lost 12 and drawn two fights.