After previously defeating his first three opponents all by decision, former two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0- 1) of China scored the very first knockout victory of his career over Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym (15-4-11) before a jam-packed crowd at the Cota Arena in the Chinese autonomous territory of Macau on Saturday.
Earlier on Friday the fighters stepped on the scales to make weight as Top Rank Boxing returns to the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Macau, Feb. 22, for Ring of Gold, a fight card headlined by a flyweight match between Olympic gold medallist, rising star Zou Shiming (3-0-0) and Thai contender Yokthong Kokietgym (15-3-11). Shiming more »
Out of these promotions, the Singapore-based ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) stands out in Indonesia as the only promotion that has successfully held a live show in Indonesia with Indonesian fighters on their roster, and they just announced their most recent signing: Indonesia’s number one ranked MMA fighter, Fransino Tirta.
Shiming, a former Olympic gold medallist in 2012 and three-time Olympic medal winner overall, is China’s biggest boxing draw. In a region where the boxing market which has essentially been untapped, having a hometown hero to root for in events broadcast around the world certainly helps to raise the profile of the sport.
Violence, murders, the disappearance of activists, oppression against minorities and other human rights issues will be in the spotlight when activists, public figures and youth groups participate in a road-running event in Jakarta to commemorate cases of rights violations in the country, many of which still remain unsolved.
ONE Fighting Championship returns to Malaysia for another blockbuster event on March 14 at the iconic Stadium Negara. The main event will crown ONE FC’s first Welterweight World Champion when Nobutatsu Suzuki and Brock Larson clash inside the ONE FC cage.
Boxing careers are long and winding, with many ups and downs, moments of distress and that of triumph accentuated by days and nights of hard training which seem to last forever, countless ring wars and infinite memories. There are moments where the road to victory seems treacherous, when support is paramount to success. Inevitably, a more »
After 12 nearly one-sided rounds, boxer Manny Pacquiao took Brandon Rios to hell and back, busting open the young and tough Mexican-American en-route to a virtual shutout with scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. It was a masterful performance from Pacquiao, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011. Against Rios, Pacquiao looked like the Pacquiao more »
The stage is set. The lights and cameras are ready. The only thing missing is the action. Thankfully, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 knockouts) and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 knockouts) are more than obliged to provide all the action fans need. The biggest boxing event in history held on this side of the more »