FORMER World Bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri says she plans to send Super Bantamweight reigning champion Fatuma Zarika into early retirement.

And Catherine has revealed that she has plans to enroll in university this year.

In an interview, Catherine who lost to Zarika in December 2017 in a disputed fight said she was now ready for the bout scheduled for Nairobi, Kenya on March 23.

“I want to thank WBC for giving me another chance to fight Fatuma Zarika. I was waiting for this in 2018 but it has finally come in 2019. So far, so good. I’m preparing myself for it and I have about two months to go and I’m very ready for the fight. And since for we fought before, we know each other very well, and it’s going to be a tough fight but I’m ready for it,” Catherine said.

“My plans for 2019 are first I want to get back the title and I still have plans to go to university after getting back the title.”

And Christopher Malunga, who is Catherine’s manager, said the bout would be tough but people should not be surprised to see Zarika retire after the encounter.

“This was a controversial fight and we believe WBC gave the rematch owing to the grounds that we gave because we believe our boxer won that fight in Nairobi but the coming fight will be a totally different fight, it will be a tough fight for Fatuma because we have done our homework and don’t be surprised if Fatuma even retires after this fight,” said Malunga.




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