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Zou Shiming

Chinese boxing icon Zou Shiming to take on unbeaten Brazilian Natan Santana Coutinho in next fight

Shanghai Oriental Sports Arena will be venue of two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist’s next bout

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 January, 2016, 3:26pm
UPDATED : Friday, 01 January, 2016, 5:19pm

Chinese boxing icon Zou Shiming (6-1-0) will return to the ring at the end of the month in Shanghai as he attempts to earn another world title shot in the future.

I will be ready for my next opponent. I have worked hard to get back into shape
Zou Shiming

The two-time Olympic gold medallist will compete at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Arena on January 30 and will take on unbeaten 21-year-old Brazilian Natan Santana Coutinho (12-0, 10 KOs) in his first fight since losing to Amnat Ruenroeng for the Thai’s IBF flyweight title in Macau last March.

“I will be ready for my next opponent. I have worked hard to get back into shape and I can’t wait to return to the ring,” said Zou, who will be fight on the mainland for the first time as a pro. All seven of his professional bouts were held at the Venetian Cotai Arena in Macau.

Zou , 34, who resumed training in September after finishing shooting for a reality TV show on the mainland, will fight for the WBO international flyweight title in Shanghai.