FORMER World Boxing Council bantamweight gold champion Cathrine Phiri on Saturday night reminded her supporters that she still has venom in her punch after she clobbered Tanzanian Halima Yadimu in the Solwezi tournament themed “Fighting early marriage”.
The Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions organised tournament ended in a knock-out bonanza after all OQBP boxers won via Technical Knockout.
Over 13,000 Solwezi spectators were treated to maiden professional boxing that saw Zambian boxers win all their fights.
Phiri began her fight in slow tempo but gained her momentum towards the end of the first round, sending her opponent to the canvass twice before the end of the round.
Yadimu could not withstand the pressure of heavy punches from Phiri who unleashed powerful upper cuts, sending Yadimu straight to the canvass, forcing referee John Shipanuka to stop the fight.
In other fights, former WBC silver weight champion Charles Manyuchi clobbered Karage Suba of Tanzania via a first round knockout.
Manyuchi sent Suba thrice to the canvass in the first round before the referee stopped the fight and declared him winner via knockout while Lorita Muzeya beat Asha Ngedere of Tanzania, also via knockout in the second round.
Africa Boxing Union (ABU) champion Alfred Muwowo had his opponent, Patrick Kimweri, disqualified in the eighth round on technicalities.
Muwowo left his opponent stained with blood before sending him to the ground three times in round five, that saw him obtain a deep cut above his right eye.
In the eighth round, Muwowo unleashed power punches that saw Kimweri left with no option but to hold his opponent, leading to his disqualification.
The last bout saw Gracious Simwalizi of OQBP beat Philemon Hara to win via unanimous point decision.