Malawi’s female boxer icon, Anisha Bashir has opted to train in Zimbabwe for her World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver fight against champion Chantelle Cameron at York Hall in London on June 28.
The fight is WBC Final Eliminator to decide the next mandatory challenger for WBC Women’s World Lightweight champion Delfine Persoon later this year.
Bashir explained the reason why she opts to train in Zimbabwe.
“I opted for Zimbabwe because I train better here. I concentrate a lot and the facilities are super. I haven’t seen much of Cameron but, from the little that I know, she is good but she can be stopped,” she said.
She added: “WBC is not an ordinary belt. So, I want to get that belt.”
Bashir’s Zimbabwean trainer, Clyde Musonda said they have been waiting for the bout.
“I have been studying Anisha’s opponent for some time and we have developed a good game-plan so that we should stop Cameron,” Musonda said.
Cameroon tweeted ahead of the WBC against Malawian top female boxer.
“Great things never come from comfort zones…second day back in camp…already working on new things…so much more to come from me.”
Meanwhile, Cameron, 27, has a perfect record, having won all nine fights, including six knockouts, whereas Bashir, 21, has eight knockout wins with five defeats.