Oriental Quarries Boxing promotion stables is looking for K405 million to stage Catherine Phiri‘s fight when she faces Filipino Norji Guro of Philippines for the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) Bantum Weight title slated for February 2 2013.
Promoter Chris Malunga said he has received many offers from different companies wishing to sponsor the fight.
“These companies would like to partner with us to raise the needed K405 million to successfully stage the fight.
Malunga said that the stable has already raise K180 million and was now looking for the balance which was K225 million.
He was speaking yesterday when two companies Diamonds Pots and Vitalys Manufacturing and Trading Limited contributed K75 million as salaries for Catherine, her trainer Mike Zulu and Manager Malunga for one year with effect from this month.
Malunga said that it was encouraging to see companies coming on board to promote boxing inZambia.
He said that the gesture will encourage both the boxer and the trainer to work hard and produce good results.
In a separate interview Catherine said that she was glad with the support she was getting from cooperating partners.
Catherine said it’s was now becoming more evident that she will do better in the ring when she meets Guro.
She said that with motivation she was ready to give Zambians another moment they will live to remember.
Catherine said that she will never underrate any opponent again because doing so may lead to her down fall.
She said that it was possible to beat the Filipino boxer with hard work and long camping arrangements.