Focused Christina McMahon travels to Zambia on world title mission

The 100,000 Kwacha purse — around €17,000 — is far short of the megabucks Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will earn in Nevada this weekend. 

Focused Christina McMahon travels to Zambia on world title mission

But for unbeaten Christina McMahon, it isn’t about the money — it’s the chance to match Katie Taylor and become Ireland’s second world female boxing champion.

The Monaghan native (6-0-0) meets Zambia’s undefeated (10-0-0) WBC Silver champion Catherine Phiri for the Interim WBC super-bantam crown in Lusaka, Zambia tomorrow.

McMahon was offered the fight at short notice, but she wasn’t going to turn down a world title shot.

She said: “Once we got the call, we would be ready. It is always a little more difficult to box away, especially so far away, but we were not in a position to be choosy. “

Husband and manager Martin McMahon insists there is no negativity in Christina and she was thinking nothing but victory. “ We are not thinking about losing because we came here for some serious business,” he said.

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