By Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
ZIMBABWEAN female boxing sensation, Kudakwashe Chiwandire has her work cut out ahead of her duel against Mexican boxing champion, Zulina Munoz in August after the experienced boxer stocked the flames with a stern warning.
The two boxers are billed to clash at the Harare International Conference Centre -HICC on August 20.
The stakes are high with the duel set to be the first international female bout to headline a boxing night in Zimbabwe.
Kudakwashe Chiwandire beat Catherine Phiri in Zambia to earn the WBC Interim Super bantamweight belt and has already started her preparations for the fight against Munoz.
The 35-year-old Mexican who has 55 fights under her belt believes her experience will be key in the fight.
“I promise the people of Zimbabwe a good fight, I know Kudakwashe is a good boxer and the fight will be great but the experience and strength in punching will be too much for her and I will walk out of Harare a winner,” said Munoz.
The bout against Munoz is part of Chiwandire’s preparations to challenge another Mexican, Yamileth Mercado for the unification of the Super bantamweight belt.
Meanwhile, the WBC has appointed South Africa referee, Thabo Spampool as the in-ring official, while the three judges for the fight will be John Shipanuka from Zambia, Calors Flores of Tijuana and Ghanaian Michael Neeqway.
The 20th of August is expected to be one of the biggest boxing nights in Zimbabwe with other national title bouts on the cards.