Zambia’s Catherine Phiri Ranked 11th By WIBA

Zambia’s Catherine Phiri Ranked 11th By WIBA.

The Women International Boxing Association (WIBA) has ranked Zambian female pugilist Catherine Phiri 11th in the bantamweight category. Catherine Phiri, who is World Boxing Council (WBC) silver bantamweight champion, has climbed by one rung.

The latest rankings released on Saturday show, Jessica Gonzalez of Mexico is ranked first followed by Catherine’s opponent in next month’s WBC title fight Yazmin Rivas also of Mexico.

Rivas will defend her WBC bantamweight title for the fifth time.

Irma Garcia another Mexican is ranked third while Christina McMahon of Ireland is fourth.

McMahon defeated Catherine in a controversial WBC interim title fight at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka a result which Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion successfully petitioned.

The Irish, however, snubbed a rematch and was stripped of the title.

Another Zambian, Esther Phiri is third in the welterweight category, with Cecilia Braekhus of Norway and South African Nom Tenge rated first and second, respectively. Bantamweight Lina Kasweka is number 38 with Joyce Chileshe ranked 49th while Lorita Muzeya is number seven in the welterweight category, Chitalu Mulenga is rated 22, one rung better than Monalisa Sibanda of Zimbabwe.

WIBA states that rankings are based on, among other things; the boxer’s record, experience, talent, potential, activity and how they match up against each other in their respective divisions.

We wish our very own Catherine Phiri the very best in her career.

Source : Daily Mail

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