Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming and unbeaten super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez will headline a July 19 doubleheader event at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China, Top Rank Promotions announced on Thursday.
The event will be televised on HBO2 via same-day delay, starting at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
Zou (4-0, 1 knockout), 33, will face bantamweight rival Luis De La Rosa (23-3-1, 13 KOs), who was last in action for a second round knockout of Deivis Narvaez in November. Zou is coming off a seventh round stoppage of Yokthong (KKP) Kokietgym of Thailand.
Ramirez, 23, will be after his third consecutive stoppage win, having last been in the ring for a fifth round technical knockout of Giovanni Lorenzo in April.
Ramirez will face Junior Talipeau, 30, whose third straight win came by unanimous decision over Walter Javier Crucce in August. Talipeau suffered his last loss by split decision to Zac Awad in July 2011.
Another fight on the card, to be televised separately on UniMas, will feature RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux against two-time title challenger Sod Kokietgym. Rigondeaux-Kokietgym will be shown on same-day delay beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
SHANE MOSLEY JR. RETURNS ON BRANDON RIOS-DIEGO CHAVES CARD
Junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr., who debuted with a 34-second knockout in April, will return to action against Jerome Jones on the August 2 undercard of the Top Rank-promoted main event between welterweights Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, his father/trainer, Shane Sr. confirmed to RingTV.com on Thursday.
Mosley, 23, began his career by defeating 32-year-old Mark Cordova in the first round with a left hook to the body at Oceanview Pavilion, Port Hueneme, Calif.
Jones, 29, is 1-0-1 with one knockout, having stopped Oscar Hernandez in the second round in March 2013 and battled to a draw with Luis Iniguez in his last fight in September.
BoxingScene.com first reported Mosley’s situation.