Malawi’s top female boxer Anisha Bashir will return to Zimbabwe for an extra weeklong camp before her mandatory World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver title bout against defending champion Chantelle Cameron in London, England on July 20.
The Commonwealth Lightweight champion recently returned home from Zimbabwe, where she was having intensive training at her trainer Clyde Musonda’s Delta Force Academy, after the imminent bout was moved from June 28 to July 20.
But yesterday, her manager Craig Rousseau, said she would go back to Zimbabwe for some extra fine-tuning a week before the fight.
“Bashir’s camping in Zimbabwe went on well, but she returned home after the date of her bout was moved by over a month.
“Now, we want her to go back to Zimbabwe next week for another camping because we want her to be in an excellent shape before her big fight,” he said.
On her part, 23-year-old Bashir said she cannot wait to return to Zimbabwe for more preparations.
“The academy in Zimbabwe has good training facilities and I am happy that folllowing the shifting of the bout, I have been considered for another camping that will help me further enhance my preparations,” she said.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwean businessperson Felix Munyarazi has pledged a Mercedes Benz 190E if Bashir wins the fight, which will be a final eliminator to determine the next mandatory challenger for the WBC Women’s Gold Lightweight title. Bashir’s record stands at eight knockouts (KOs) wins and five defeats while her 27-year-old Scottish opponent has a perfect record of eight straight wins, including five KOs.