(MAR 11) On April 1, 2017, at the
Zócalo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Catherine Phiri,
12-1-0 (6KO), of Lusaka, Zambia, will be defending her WBC
Bantamweight World title against Mariana "Barbie" Juarez in a
ten round bout.
Phiri won the WBC Bantamweight
world title on January 30, 2016, at the Centro De Convenciones,
Rosarito, Mexico, with a seventh round TD due to a cut over
On August 27, 2016, Phiri made her first defense of her WBC
Belt, and won by a first round TKO over Gabisile Tshabalala.
The Juarez vs. Phiri has been
rated a five-star bout according to BoxRec.