By GODFREY DUBE –
ESTHER Phiri has vowed to clobber South African Sandra Almeida to earn a clear win and grab the World International Boxing Association (WIBA) and World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) unification belts.
The last fight between the two ended in an unpopular technical draw with Esther now relishing the prospect of a rematch that has been set for April 29 at the Government Complex in Lusaka.
Esther, however, in an interview yesterday admitted that the rematch will be tough especially that the fans are expecting a lot from her after an unceremonial end to the previous fight.
“I know it will be a tough fight but I am confident of winning the fight. Even if I fought her before and she knows of my punches and my abilities as well,” she said.
Asked of how it feels fighting the same boxer twice, Esther said the first fight against Almeida was an eye opener and will this time around aim for a clear win especially that she knows her opponent’s weakness and strengths.
“I am ready for Sandra and I will continue training hard and I will not underrate my opponent. But let me warn her that she should train hard to withstand my punches on that day,” she said.
Exodus International Boxing Promotions (EIBP) manager Anthony Mwamba said it was the aim and wish of every boxer to win a title fight.
Mwamba said his stable will not underrate Almeida and urged Esther to continue training hard.