Xiong Chaozhong lands a punch during a WBC Asian Championship bout. Photos: Handout

Xiong Chaozhong – the coal miner turned pro boxer who became China’s first world champion

  • ‘Pulling coal carts was about technique, not strength. Boxing is the same,’ recalls Xiong, who once laboured for just 10 yuan a day
  • ‘Everything in my life changed. It took me six years to become world champion – not many people can do that’
Topic |   Flyweight/bantamweight boxing
Xiong Chaozhong lands a punch during a WBC Asian Championship bout. Photos: Handout
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