Malawi’s top female boxer Anisha Bashir says preparations for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver belt fight against Chantelle Cameron in London on July 20 have progressed steadily.
The fight was initially supposed to take place last month, but was shifted to this month end.
The bout will also be a WBC final eliminator to determine the mandatory challenger of WBC, International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organisation (WBO), World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Taylor for the WBC Women’s World Lightweight title.
The Commonwealth and ABU champion, Anisha has been training under Clyde Musonda of Delta Force Boxing Academy in Zimbabwe.
She told Kulinji.com on Thursday that she has had good preparations and is ready for the showdown.
Bashir also indicated on her official twitter and Instagram pages that she would be leaving the country over the weekend to London.
“Flying out this weekend for my Huge WBC Boxing fight in the UK vs Chantelle Cameron at Brentwood Centre. Your encouragement and support has been immense. I’ll be at Visions this Friday, July 12th for a meet and greet before I fly out,” read the post.
Her opponent Cameron does not seem to be underrating her opponent. She was quoted on British Boxing News website saying was focussing on eliminating Bashir before thinking of Taylor.
“Some people are talking too much about the Taylor fight. I have got Basheel [Anisha]first and me against Katie doesn’t happen unless I win this fight. I have got a real job on my hands in Basheel [Anisha] first,” Cameron said.
Bashir’s manager Craig Rousseau of No Pain No Gain and Musonda told local media recently that they worked tirelessly to put things together in order to achieve their target to transform Bashir into a global athlete.
The female boxer has been training in Malawi and Zimbabwe and at some point planned to camp in South Africa, but said they were some hitches due to lack of support.