Xiong Zhao Zhong dropped his WBC minimumweight title to Mexico’s Oswaldo Novoa in five rounds at City Hall in Haikou, China, Wednesday night. The official time of stoppage wasn’t immediately available.
Just a few weeks removed from the biggest win of his career, plans are already underway for WBC strawweight titleholder Xiong Zhaozhong’s second title defense in October.
Filipino strawweight contender Denver Cuello underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn right rotator cuff that severely hampered his performance in his title challenge against WBC titleholder Zhaozhong Xiong on June 28 in Dubai.
WBC strawweight titleholder Xiong Zhao Zhong will make his long-awaited mandatory title defense against No. 1 contender Denver Cuello on June 28 in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, said Cuello’s manager.