Fatuma “Iron Fist" Zarika retains her WBC-World super bantamweight title
Kenya's Fatuma “Iron Fist" Zarika on Saturday retained her World Boxing Council (WBC) world super bantamweight title for the third consecutive time. Zarika, 34, retained her title when she defeated Zambia Catherine Phiri by a unanimous points decision on at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
Judges Michael Neequaye, Fillemon Meya and Irene Semakula scored 98-92, 99-91 and 97-93 respectively. Zarika led 39-37, 39-37 and 39-37 midway the scheduled 10 rounder and 79-73, 79-73 and 77-75 in the eighth round.