Her trainer, Anthony Mwamba, disclosed to ZANIS in an interview in Chipata yesterday.
Mr Mwamba said Esther would, in the next two weeks, leave for Denmark for intensive
training where she would stay for almost a month.
He said the fight is scheduled to take place in Zambia at an undisclosed venue at
the month end of September.
And Esther Phiri said she was confident of defending her title despite having no
knowledge of her opponent, adding that, it was just a matter of intensifying
“I have not heard of her but I can say that I am ready.Â It is just a matter of
going back to the Jim and intensify my training,” she said.
Meanwhile, Esther’s trainer, Anthony Mwamba, said there was need to tap boxing
talents in rural areas.
Mwamba said currently, he was talking to his sponsors, National Milling, for
support, saying, very few youth were involved in sporting activities.
“I have an academy in Lusaka and I am thinking of opening one in the Eastern
Province,” he said.
Meanwhile, Esther charmed Chipata residents at Shoprite checkers when she
demonstrated her skills in a shadow boxing with a resident, Vutiwe Mbewe.
Esther, who is a Kunda from Malambo valley in Mambwe District in the Eastern
Province, was entertained by a group of women and men who danced Nsongwe, a
traditional dance of the Kunda speaking people in Mambwe district of the Eastern