Chinese star Zou Shiming will compete in his first 12-round bout on Saturday when he faces unbeaten Thai Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym. Should Zou win, Bob Arum says he’ll match him with IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng on Feb. 14 in Macau.
Photos from Macau, China, of Zou Shiming, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Brian Viloria, Gilberto Ramirez and others before tomorrow’s “Champions of Gold” card at Cotai Arena.
Fighters in Saturday’s “Champions of Gold” card, headlined by Zou Shiming in a 10-rounder against Luis De La Rosa, arrive at the Venetian Macao resort. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’d like to add more belts to his collection (which already includes the RING, WBO and WBA titles) before a possible move up in weight.
A trio of Top Rank fighters preparing for Saturday’s card in Macau: junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux, Chinese phenom Zou Shiming and rising contender Gilberto Ramirez. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Brian Viloria, the smallest and most successful member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic squad, is back in the world title hunt and will face what could be a tougher-than-meets-the-eye opponent in Jose Zuniga on July 19 in Macau.
“Featherweight Fury” participants, including WBA titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka, challenger Nonito Donaire, Vic Darchinyan and Nicholas Walters, stepped to the scales in Macau, China. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Fighters on the “Featherweight Fury” card gathered for one last photo op before the opening bells in Macau, China. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Participants in this Saturday’s fights — Nonito Donaire-Simpiwe Vetyeka, Nicholas Walters-Vic Darchinyan and others — arrived at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China, to do battle. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Nonito Donaire will try to continue his recovery from the Guillermo Rigondeaux loss by facing WBA featherweight titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka on a Macau card that will also feature top-5 126-pounders Evgeny Gradovich and Nicholas Walters.
Weigh-in photos from Macau of Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym, Ryota Murata-Carlos Nascimento and Egor Mekhontsev-Atthaporn Jaritram. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez has quietly carved out a successful career in recent years but his cagey technical style turns off some fans. Vazquez, who defends against unbeaten Denis Shafikov on Saturday in Macau, hopes a victory earns him fights fans want to see.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez will attempt to defend his title for the sixth time when he faces undefeated Russian contender Denis Shafikov in Macau. The card will also feature three Olympic gold medalists in separate bouts.
There is a “strong chance” that WBA featherweight beltholder Simphiwe Vetyeka will make his first title defense against Japanese contender Akifumi Shimoda on Feb. 22, Vetyeka’s manager Andile Sidinile tells RingTV.com.