Zou Shiming http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27637/all en Boxing-China's Olympic champion Zou signs with Top Rank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Double Olympic boxing gold medalist Zou Shiming has signed a professional contract to fight under Bob Arum's Top Rank promotion and will make his debut in April in Macau.</p> <p>Zou, who won China's first Olympic boxing medal, a bronze, in Athens and its first gold at the Beijing Games, beat Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in London to become the first light-flyweight to win three Olympic medals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Manny Pacquiao Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738686 at http://www.globalpost.com Roach irons out Zou's amateur mistakes ahead of pro debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/roach-irons-out-zous-amateur-mistakes-ahead-pro-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Double Olympic boxing gold medallist Zou Shiming admits he has a lot to learn ahead of his professional debut next month but the Chinese flyweight enjoyed the best possible education from hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach on Wednesday.</p> <p>Having bossed the amateur circuit, where he also claimed three world championships, Zou will enter the paid ranks on April 6 when he faces Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela in a four-round bout in Macau.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/roach-irons-out-zous-amateur-mistakes-ahead-pro-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Freddie Roach Sports Zou Shiming Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789563 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Chinese amateur star dreams big http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/boxing-chinese-amateur-star-dreams-big <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming says that he is aiming for the top, ahead of his professional debut next month, as he bids to become China's first boxer to make it big on the world stage.</p> <p>The nimble Zou, light flyweight gold medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, begins his quest for world domination in Macau on April 6 against the little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/boxing-chinese-amateur-star-dreams-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Manny Pacquiao Sports Zou Shiming AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793840 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Chinese Olympic champ turns pro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/boxing-chinese-olympic-champ-turns-pro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's two-time Olympic boxing champion Zou Shiming makes his professional debut on Saturday in Macau, embarking on what he and his ambitious US promoters hope will be a fast track to a world title.</p> <p>A household name in his homeland -- where boxing was once banned under Mao Zedong -- the three-time amateur world champion faces the little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela in a four-round non-title showdown that tops the bill.</p> <p>It ought to be a formality for Zou and anything but a resounding victory, preferably by way of knock-out, would be a shock result.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/boxing-chinese-olympic-champ-turns-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Freddie Roach Sports Zou Shiming AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802478 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Chinese Olympic star set for pro debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-chinese-olympic-star-set-pro-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Zou Shiming makes his professional debut on Saturday in Macau, setting out on a journey that the two-time Olympic champion and his US promoters believe will end in a world title and global fame.</p> <p>Already a huge name in his homeland -- where boxing was banned under Mao Zedong -- the three-time world amateur champion faces the little-known Eleazar Valenzuela in a non-title bout that tops the "Fists of Gold" bill.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-chinese-olympic-star-set-pro-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 07:30:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803236 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Chinese Olympic star set for pro debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-chinese-olympic-star-set-pro-debut-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Zou Shiming makes his professional debut later on Saturday in Macau, setting out on a journey that the two-time Olympic champion and his US promoters believe will end in a world title and global fame.</p> <p>Already a huge name in his homeland -- where boxing was banned under Mao Zedong -- the three-time amateur world champion faces the little-known Eleazar Valenzuela in a non-title flyweight bout that tops the "Fists of Gold" bill.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-chinese-olympic-star-set-pro-debut-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803617 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Zou Shiming victorious on pro debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-zou-shiming-victorious-pro-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Zou Shiming said he was eyeing up a world title after he won his debut professional fight on Saturday, defeating little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela on a unanimous points decision in Macau.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time amateur world champion emerged from a tight contest over four rounds, all three judges giving him victory 40-36. Zou reportedly pocketed $300,000 for his night's work.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-zou-shiming-victorious-pro-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Boxers Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804350 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Zou Shiming victorious on pro debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-zou-shiming-victorious-pro-debut-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Zou Shiming said he was eyeing up a world title after he won his debut professional fight on Saturday, defeating little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela on a unanimous points decision in Macau.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time amateur world champion emerged from a tight contest over four rounds, all three judges giving him victory 40-36. Zou reportedly pocketed $300,000 for his night's work.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/boxing-zou-shiming-victorious-pro-debut-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Sports Zou people Zou Shiming Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 19:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804418 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou notches up second unconvincing win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-chinas-zou-notches-second-unconvincing-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's great boxing hope Zou Shiming notched up an unconvincing second professional victory against Mexico's Jesus Ortega on Saturday, failing to answer questions about his lack of punching power.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic gold medallist, topping the bill at Macau's Venetian resort-hotel, went the six-round distance but tired well before the bout ended, resorting throughout the final three minutes to clinging on to his equally as inexperienced opponent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-chinas-zou-notches-second-unconvincing-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Business Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:02:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5895486 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou defeats Jesus Ortega http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-chinas-zou-defeats-jesus-ortega <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result from a six-round flyweight bout on Saturday:</p> <p>Zou Shiming (CHN) defeats Jesus Ortega (MEX)</p> <p>Unanimous decision 59-55, 59-55, 59-55</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Boxers Boxing Sports Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:03:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5895490 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou notches up second unconvincing win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-chinas-zou-notches-second-unconvincing-win-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's great boxing hope Zou Shiming notched up an unconvincing second professional victory against Mexico's Jesus Ortega on Saturday, failing to answer questions about his lack of punching power.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic gold medallist, topping the bill at the Fists of Gold II event at Macau's Venetian resort-hotel, went the six-round distance but tired well before the bout ended, resorting in the final three minutes to clinging on to his equally inexperienced opponent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-chinas-zou-notches-second-unconvincing-win-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Business Milan Melindo Sports Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:05:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5895519 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou fast-tracked towards world title shot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/boxing-chinas-zou-fast-tracked-towards-world-title-shot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Trailblazing Chinese boxer Zou Shiming is being fast-tracked towards a world title fight in November, less than two years after turning professional, a report said on Friday.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic champion will draw closer to a title shot if he wins Saturday's flyweight bout against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym in Macau, the South China Morning Post said.</p> <p>Promoter Bob Arum said Zou, 32, was being lined up to fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand "if everything goes to plan".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140221/boxing-chinas-zou-fast-tracked-towards-world-title-shot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming AFP Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6076886 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/boxing-chinas-zou-stops-yokthong-boost-world-title-chances <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/boxing-chinas-zou-stops-yokthong-boost-world-title-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Yokthong Kokietgym Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:18:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6078083 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/boxing-chinas-zou-stops-yokthong-boost-world-title-chances <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday.</p> <p>The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/boxing-chinas-zou-stops-yokthong-boost-world-title-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Yokthong Kokietgym Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:18:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6078084 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: China's Zou on top after a gritty 10-round fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140719/boxing-chinas-zou-top-after-gritty-10-round-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Flyweight Zou Shiming's win in a gritty 10-round bout over Colombia's Luis De La Rosa on Saturday night has boosted the Chinese boxer's determination to go for a shot at the world title.</p> <p>Zou, who claimed the vacant World Boxing Organisation international flyweight title with the win, fought all rounds of his first ever 10-round match against Colombian veteran De La Rosa, in a show of increasing confidence and competance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140719/boxing-chinas-zou-top-after-gritty-10-round-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Zou Shiming AFP Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:15:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6209586 at http://www.globalpost.com