After her disputed World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight elimination bout victory over Malawian Ruth Chisale, Lolita Muzeya has been pitted against Norwegian Cecilia Braekhus for the WBC mandatory gold title later this year.
Braekhus is current World Boxing Association (WBA) champion.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) operations manager Chris Malunga who announced the development during a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday said Muzeya has to challenge for a mandatory bout first.
Malunga said Muzeya’s unanimous points victory against Chisale was genuine.
He said his stable was working on logistics and that the date and venue for the fight would soon be announced.
“We have already started preparations. Lolita has a lot of work to do and we want to ensure she is well prepared for the fight. She has to work extra hard,” he said.
Malunga said the two camps had not yet agreed on the venue but that the fight may be held in Zambia “if all goes well”.
“Our plan is to stage at least three international competitions this year. We are still talking to other promoters so that we see how we can organise for the other boxers,” he said.
And Malunga said indiscipline would not be allowed at his stable adding that all indisciplined boxers would be withdrawn.
The boxers are on break and will report on Friday next week.