Zarika pushes back her retirement by two more years - Nairobi News - 5 months ago, 12 Sep 18:33

By: Thomas Matiko

World Boxing Council (WBC) women’s Super-Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika has announced that she will retire in 2020.

Zarika, who defended her title for the second time against 20-year-old Mexican Yamileth Mercado on Saturday in Nairobi, said her career, which has spanned more than 15 years, only has two more years left.

Thereafter, she revealed, she plans to switch to coaching as well as being a promoter.

“I can’t box forever. My idea is to be a coach after I hang my gloves and also become a promoter to fight for the rights of boxers,” she said.

Zarika successfully defended her title with a split points decision victory. The three ring side judges scored the bout 94-96, 97-93 and 99-91 in Zarika’s favour.

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