MACAO (May 31, 2014) – Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon ZOU SHIMING and undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX will headline Champions of Gold – world championship boxing’s return to The The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, PS4, Caribe Promotions and Foreman Boys Promotions, Champions of Gold will take place Saturday, July 19. Continue reading
Saturday’s doubleheader telecast airs at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO2.
The telecast kicks off from CotaiArena at The Venetian Macao in Macau, China, as flyweights Zou Shiming and Yokthong Kokietgym square off for eight rounds and lightweights Miguel Vasquez and Denis Shafikov meet in a title fight slated for 12 rounds on HBO2.
Official Weights from Macau:
Zou Shiming: 111.8 lbs.
Yokthong Kokietgym: 110.6 lbs.
Miguel Vazquez: 134.8 lbs.
Denis Shafikov: 134.8 lbs.
MACAU, CHINA (February 20, 2014) — The Year of the Horse will get off to a galloping start when world championship boxing makes its 2014 debut at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. International Boxing Federation (IBF) world lightweight champion MIGUEL “Titere” VAZQUEZ, of Mexico, and two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist ZOU SHIMING headline “Ring of Gold,” Saturday, February 22. Vazquez will defend his title against undefeated top-rated contender DENIS “Genghis Khan” SHAFIKOV, of Russia, and Shiming will risk his undefeated record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned YOKTHONG KOKIETGYM of Thailand. Both fights will be televised onHBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
MACAU, CHINA (February 11, 2014) — The Year of the Horse will get off to a galloping start when world championship boxing makes its 2014 debut at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. International Boxing Federation (IBF) world lightweight champion MIGUEL “Titere” VAZQUEZ, of Mexico, and two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist ZOU SHIMING headline “Ring of Gold,” Saturday, February 22. Vazquez will defend his title against undefeated top-rated contender DENIS “Ghengis Khan” SHAFIKOV, of Russia, and Shiming will risk his undefeated record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned YOKTHONG KOKIETGYM of Thailand. Both fights will be televised on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, the “Ring of Gold” HBO2 telecast will feature Fran Charles handling the blow-by-blow while former world champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Hall of Famer Larry Merchant will add expert analysis and commentary. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2013) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist ZOU SHIMIING and his wife Ying Ying welcomed their second child into the world today. Baby Ryan, born in Los Angeles, had his first official weigh-in — a strapping six pounds, seven ounces.
“It’s a good omen that Ryan was born under the sign of the president,” said Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum. “Today is Top Rank president Todd duBoef’s birthday. Todd has already sent Bruce Trampler over to the nursery to watch him work out. We couldn’t be happier for Shiming and Ying Ying. It’s a wonderful day.” Continue reading
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss this past weekend’s respective fight cards on rival networks, HBO and Showtime, and examine the matchmaking efforts of both respective promoters, Top Rank, Inc, and Golden Boy Promotions. The Pugilist KOrner Team will also talk about the impressive victories of Jesus Soto Karass, Omar Figueroa, Keith Thurman, Anthony Dirrell, Zou Shiming, Juan Francisco Estrada, and Evgeny Gradovich. Continue reading
Flyweight Zou Shiming (2-0) proved tonight that he’s better than Jesus Ortega (3-2, 2 KO’s) in beating him by a 6 round unanimous decision but that’s all he proved at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Shiming looked nothing short of mediocre and nowhere near good enough to compete with the major players at flyweight or even the contenders. Shiming looked better than Ortega and that’s about it. The judges scored it 59-55, 59-55, 59-55. Continue reading
MACAU, CHINA (July 26, 2013) – Good Morning Mr. and Mrs. Boxing Fan and all the ships at sea, let’s go to press…
ZOUMANITY. World championship boxing returns to The Venetian Macao’s® CotaiArena™ This Saturday! July 27. HBO 2 will be televising the return of flyweight Zou Shiming (1-0), China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist, making his six-round debut, to the U.S., beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT. Calling the action from ringside will be broadcasting icons Tim Ryan and Larry Merchant and two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman. Trained by Hall of Famer World-Famous Freddie Roach, Shiming will be facing Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KOs), of México. The HBO 2-televised card will also feature two world championship fights – WBO/WBA flyweight champion JUAN ESTRADA 22-2, 17 KOs), makes his first defense of the title he won by dethroning Brian Viloria, against undefeated No. 1 contender MILAN MELINDO (28-0, 11 KOs), of the Philippines, and undefeated IBF featherweight champion EVEGNY GRADOVICH (16-0, 8 KOs), of Russia, defends his title against No. 1 contender MAURCIO MUÑOZ (26-3, 12 KOs), of Argentina… Continue reading
MACAU (July 24, 2013) – The exciting, multi-bout event at The Venetian® Macao’s CotaiArena™ features two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time Amateur World Champion Zou Shiming returning to the ring in a flyweight matchup against Mexico’s Jesus Ortega this Saturday, July 27. The spectacular fight card also features two world championship title fights – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo and IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Muñoz. Watching all the action from ringside will be Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios.
Fists of Gold II will once again reunite broadcasting icons Tim Ryan, Larry Merchant and former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman. HBO2 will televise three fights on the Fists of Gold II card with same day coverage in the U.S. on Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT. Headlining the telecast will be Zou Shiming vs. Jesus Ortega plus two 12-round title fights: Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo and Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Munoz. Continue reading
Former two time Olympic Gold medalist from China Zou Shiming (1-0) will be making his second fight of his pro career this Saturday night, July 27th against Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO’s) at the Venetian Casino & Resort, in Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. This will be a slight step up for the 32-year-old Shiming, as the fight will be 6 rounds instead of just 4 like in his pro debut against 18-year-old Eleazar Valenzuela last April.
Shiming struggled in that fight and hardly impressed with his slapping punches, and show boating. His antics seemed out of place for the way he looked for the opponent he was facing. When you see a former two time Olympic gold medalist showboating against an 18-year-old with only 6 fights on his resume it’s definitely out of place. Continue reading