The world title fight between Zimbabweâ€™s women boxing champion, Monalisa Sibanda and Zambiaâ€™s world champion, Esther Phiri, which was postponed twice last year, is finally expected to take place in Lusaka on the 21st of January.
Boxing promoter and manager, Boris Zneider said theyâ€™re doing everything possible to ensure the belt comes to Zimbabwe, hence Monalisaâ€™s current training stint in South Africa.
Zneider said: â€œMonalisa is currently in South Africa preparing for the world title fight. From what Iâ€™ve seen Esther Phiri is in big trouble and I see the belt coming to Zimbabwe unless thereâ€™s biased officiating by the Zambian judges. Weâ€™re working on a knockout technique to ensure thereâ€™s no biased decision.â€
Sibanda, the Queen of the Jungle as sheâ€™s known in boxing circles, has beaten Phiri in the past, but that was before she became a world champion some 6 years ago.
Sibandaâ€™s boxing pedigree will therefore come under scrutiny when she takes to the ring against the Zambian world champion at the Mulungushi Training Centre in Lusaka on the 21st of this month.