By GRACE CHAILE-
CATHERINE Phiri says she is ready to beat Pia Mazelanik of Germany and claim the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver bantamweight belt.
Speaking in an interview at Southern Sun Hotel after a mock weighing-in yesterday, Catherine said she was not intimidated by Mazelanik who has been training for three years to challenge for the title.
Catherine said she will do most of the talking in the ring on Saturday when the two boxers exchange punches at the Government Complex in Lusaka.
“A lot has been said about the fight but I would rather do the talking inside the ring. I am not intimidated by my opponent who said she has been training for three years. I am equally ready just as she is and just waiting for the actual day to see who takes the belt,” she said.
And Zimbabwean boxer, Charles Manyuchi, fighting under Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP), said he equally prepared for the fight and vowed to clobber Ghanaian Patrick Allotey to win the WBC welterweight title.
“I am very ready as I have prepared well and just waiting to beat Allotey and win the title. I know what is expected of me since I am the one who challenged him for the fight so I know how to beat him and win the title,” he said.
And coach Mike “Weaver” Zulu declared the boxers ready for the fights, saying he was confident the two titles will remain in Zambia.
Zulu urged fans to turn up in numbers and rally behind the boxers who will make history by winning the WBC titles.