By SANDRA MWILA –
ZAMBIA’S Esther Phiri will fight South African Sandra Almeida for the World International Boxing Association (WIBA) and World Boxing Federation (WBF) unification welterweight title fight.
Exodus International Boxing Promotions (EIBP) proprietor Anthony Mwamba said at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the welterweight unification fight was announced after Almeida signed the contract.
Esther, who won six international belts before going into retirement for two years, will fight Almeida on March 14 at Government Complex in Lusaka and this will be her second fight since coming back into the ring.
Her first comeback fight was against Evelyn Odoro of Kenya on December 20 in Lusaka whom she pounded to win on a split point decision.
Mwamba said both WIBA and WBF presidents Ryan Wissow and Howard Goldberg respectively, confirmed that Almeida has signed the contract for the unification fight that will see Esther challenge for the world title belts.
“The Esther Phiri versus Sandra fight has now been elevated and they two will now fight for unification title, which will be WIBA and WBF. Ryan Wissow and Howard Goldberg who are the presidents for WIBA and WBF have confirmed that Sandra Almeida has signed the contract. This means and shows that the fight is on,” an excited Mwamba said.