Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda has assured World Boxing Council Silver Bantum Weight Champion Catherine Phiri of the country’s support as she faces World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight gold title champion Yazmine Rivas this Saturday.
This is according to a press statement released to the media by Patricia M. Littiya
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations) Embassy of Zambia.
Ambassador Mulonda, who spoke to Catherine Phiri by telephone at her base in Mexico today, assured her of the nation’s support during tomorrows bout.
Catherine is accompanied to Mexico by Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) Manager Christopher Malunga and her coach Mike Zulu.
Ambassador Mulonda, who is also accredited to Mexico on non-residential basis encouraged the trio in Mexico to fly the Zambian flag high as the country was looking forward to a win.
This is the second time in the history of Zambia that a boxer has attempted to challenge for a Gold Belt the first one being the late Lottie Mwale.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) manager Christopher Malunga thanked Ambassador Mulonda for the support and assured him that he was confident that Catherine will carry the day as she had trained extensively.