Xiong Jingnan has her arm raised after her battle with Laura Balin goes to the judges’ scorecards at One Championship Macau. Photos: One Championship

One Championship: Xiong ‘The Panda’ Jingnan huffs and puffs but fails to bring the house down in Macau title defence

Fight with Argentina’s Laura Balin goes to the wire before judges hand it to the Chinese champion while Angela Lee looms on the horizon

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Xiong Jingnan has her arm raised after her battle with Laura Balin goes to the judges’ scorecards at One Championship Macau. Photos: One Championship
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Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics brought him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him here for far longer (much to his mother's dismay). When not staying up until the small hours watching European sport on TV, he'll be playing soccer or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years