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.
Zhaozhong Xiong defeated Denver Cuello via majority decision to retain the WBC strawweight title at World Trade Centre 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.
The WBC's top 105-pound contender Denver Cuello was not impressed with what he saw when Xiong Zhao Zhong captured the vacant WBC strawweight belt to become the first professional boxer from China to win a world title last Saturday.