ORIENTAL Quarries Boxing Promotion says it has decided to dedicate Catherine Phiri’s upcoming fight against WBC super-bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika to late Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba and former Boxing Control Board chairman Nelson Sapi. Catherine is this Saturday scheduled to fight Zarika, having lost to her in December 2017 in a disputed fight.
Catherine and her team which included her manager Christopher Malunga visited the house of mourning for the late Muntemba to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday. High Commissioner Muntemba on Tuesday succumbed to injuries she sustained in a road accident in Kenya last month.
Sapi, 65 died in a South African hospital on February 25 after an illness.
“On behalf of the management of Oriental Boxing Promotion we would like to pass our sincere condolences to the family of the late High Commissioner Her Excellency Brenda Muntemba. We worked very well with her and we are deeply saddened by her untimely death. We pray that God gives the family strength during this trying moment,” the stable stated on its Facebook page.
“Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion have decided to dedicate this fight to the two champions, Her Excellency Brenda Muntemba, High Commissioner to Kenya, and the late Boxing Control Board chairman Mr Nelson Sapi. Catherine pledges to win the belt to honour them.”