Itís always exciting for the WBF
to venture into new territory,
and the past weekend our
destination was Lusaka, Zambia
where Zambian superstar Esther
Phiri fought Sandra Almeida of
South Africa for the Womens
While the result was a Technical
Draw after referee Eddie
Marshall ruled a clash of heads
had halted the bout in round
three, it is fitting to
elaborate more of what
transpired behind the scenes,
given the outstanding
professionalism afforded to the
WBF officials during our stay.
too much trouble, and everything
was organized to perfection!
Promotions, headed by former
champion Anthony Mwamba, put on
a five-star event from start to
finish and must be commended for
all their hard work and effort.
The WBF will be returning to
Zambia around August and it will
be our pleasure to continue our
relationship and friendship with
Anthony and his team at Exodus.
I must pay tribute to all the
sponsors, but particularly Dr.
Hans Heuer and his team at Best
Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel
- they were fantastic.
Some big fights are coming up in
the next few weeks including
Isaac Rodrigues' defense of his
WBF World Middleweight Title
against the dangerous Nkululeko
Mhlongo of South Africa. Having
seen both fighters in action
recently, one can expect nothing
less than a great, toe-to-toe,
bloody affair with neither
fighter taking a backward step.
It's going to be nothing short
of a war.
Then itís off to Bogota,
Colombia where the tough-as-teak
Bernard Donfack travels to put
his WBF World Super Middleweight
Title on the line against
Colombian star Alexander Brand
in what should prove to be a
Of course let's not forget about
our women, where one of my
favorite champions, the hugely
courageous Eva Voraberger who
fought and successfully defended
her title last time fighting
most of the fight with a
dislocated jaw, is up against
the undefeated Nina Stojanovic
which could be a fifty-fifty
fight for Evaís Unified Womens
World Super Flyweight crown.
Our Executive Director and Vice
President will also be on duty
this coming weekend when the WBF
ventures back into Switzerland
for the vacant International
Super Middleweight Title.
Until next time, keep boxing.
PRESIDENT: World Boxing