On December 20th, Zambian female boxer Esther Phiri made her return to the ring against Kenyan boxer, Evelyn Odoro.
The two fought after a number of opening matches which included boxers from Zimbabwe, Tanzania and many other African countries. Earlier games featured issues with rain water which had seeped through the tent covering the venue and onto the boxing ring. On a few occasions, boxers did slip but it did not take away from the fierce fighting.
The main fight consisted of eight two-minute rounds, which were all very active. Both boxers showed their power and speed in front of the crowd, who were energetically cheering for Esther. In the end, the Zambian won, making her comeback successful and pleasing many fellow Zambians in the crowd