By Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
ZIMBABWEAN female boxing champion, Kuda Chiwandire’s title defence which was scheduled for Harare this Saturday has been postponed to a later date.
Chiwandire was billed to contest against mandatory challenger and Mexican Zulina Munoz this Saturday, but the bout has been put on hold.
The promoters of the fight, Delta Force Boxing Academy, confirmed the development.
“This week it’s no longer feasible to hold the fight, but we are now in communication with Munoz camp and WBC over a new date,” said Clyde Musonda, Delta Force Boxing Academy director.
This is the second time that Chiwandire’s mandatory defence of her WBC interim super bantamweight title has been postponed after it was moved from August.
Chiwandire was supposed to defend the title she won in February within six months, but that has lapsed with WBC giving her a reprieve.
It remains to be seen if the WBC will give Chiwandire another chance to defend her title.
Even if they reach an agreement with the Munoz camp, the final decision lies with the WBC on whether the fight will go ahead or strip her of the title.
It could be a sad ending for Chiwandire’s reign without even defending a title she fought so hard for after beating former world champion Catherine Phiri of Zambia via a split decision.