Zou Shiming is a Chinese professional boxer. The most successful Chinese amateur of all time, with gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics among his achievements, he turned pro in 2013 and is being groomed for a world title fight.
‘Pulling coal carts was about technique, not strength. Boxing is the same,’ recalls Xiong Chaozhong, who laboured for 10 yuan a day before turning pro without a single amateur fight.
The 25-year-old Fuzhou native will defend his WBA featherweight crown against Japanese Shun Kubo on May 26 in Xu’s hometown of Fuzhou
Chinese star Zou Shiming will return to the ring in January next month in Shanghai after recovering from a serious shoulder injury, according to media reports.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist to return to ring in November in non-title bout
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has vowed to turn Zou Shiming into a "complete fighter" after his protégé suffered a major setback by losing his first world title fight on Saturday - but he knows it will require work.