Chinese Boxer Zhong Defeats Opponent to Become China’s First Boxing Champion
Last Saturday night Xiong Zhao Zhong defeated Mexico’s Javier Martinez Resendez to become China’s first world champion in professional boxing. Zhong beat Resendez to win the vacant WBC minimum weight title by a few points.
Judges at the ringside scored the fight 119-110, 116-112 and 116-114 all in favor of Zhong. Zhong have 25 professional fights and have fought several boxers during their professional boxing debut including Resendez. Zhong have fought five opponents with winning records and won only two of those fights and losing three. His record is now at 20-4-1 with 11 knockouts.
Zhong’s first title defense will be against the reigning WBC Silver minimum weight champion Denver Cuello. The fight was arranged after Cuello’s team and the WBC agreed on the winner of the Zhong-Resendez match will be mandated to defend the title against Cuello.