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Former Olympic champ Zou wins decision on pro boxing debut

China’s most successful boxer Zou Shiming won his professional boxing debut against Mexican teenager Eleazar Valenzuela on Saturday in Macau according to Xinhua News Agency. Zou, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, won a unanimous points decision – 40-36 – from three judges after a 15-minute four-round fight with his 18-year-old opponent. “I am happy to […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:17 am

China’s most successful boxer Zou Shiming won his professional boxing debut against Mexican teenager Eleazar Valenzuela on Saturday in Macau according to Xinhua News Agency.

Zou, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, won a unanimous points decision – 40-36 – from three judges after a 15-minute four-round fight with his 18-year-old opponent.

“I am happy to start my professional boxing career with a win, though it’s only a four-rounder,” said the 31-year-old flyweight boxer.

“I am grateful to China for supporting me along my way to sucees in the Olympic Games. I would not have been here without the country’s support. It doesn’t matter where I go, I will always be Chinese,” he added.

Zou became China’s first Olympic boxing champion in 2008 Beijing Olympics and added a second gold last year in London. (macaunews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:17 am

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