World boxing champ set to return to the ring

World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) bantamweight champion Zambia's Catherine Phiri is expected back into the ring this year, as she tries to take a go for the vacant Africa Boxing Union (ABU) title against Gibisele Tshabala of South Africa.


 The boxer, who defended her WPBF title after beating Leslie Domingo of the Philipines in March, has since expressed confidence of adding another title to her name when she takes to the ring on September 28, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on May 23.
   Chris Malunga, Phiri's promoter, said the fight will be an elimination bout for the World Boxing Council (WBC) title, currently held by Suzi Ramadan of Australia.
   "This is an opportunity for Catherine to go for the WBC title, which has only been won by one Zambian, the late Lottie Mwale (junior title). We believe Catherine can rise to the occasion and equal that record," the paper quoted him saying, adding that the ABU title will have seven supporting bouts.
   Phiri has a record of six fights, all wins with two knockouts, while her South African opponent has recorded six wins and three draws in nine fights. (Xinhua)

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