Philippines, 09 Feb 2016
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Baņez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peņalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piņol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Zhong Wins Historic World Title in China


PhilBoxing.com




In a fast paced action filled fight, Xiong Zhao Zhong won by Unanimous Decision over tough Mexican Javier Martinez to capture the vacant WBC Minimumweight World Championship in a historic fight in China and become the first ever world champion from China.

The opening bell started at a fast pace with a lot of slam bang action with both fighters unleashing all they had with Martinez winning the round. The second round was still the same with both fighters connecting on every punch and trying to end it early with Martinez winning the round.

The third round both fighters came out at a slower pace sizing each other then at the final 30 seconds of the round; both fighters let go with a huge flurry of punches with Martinez again stealing the round.

The fourth round was still fast and full of action with both fighters not letting up. The fifth round, Zhong was starting to land his mark and connecting on Martinez. Martinez was always going straight forward and pushing the fight to Zhong, Zhong had this round.

In the sixth round, Martinez had this round with big solid shots to the head of Zhong but couldn’t finish off the tough kid from China. This round had its share of both fighters unleashing everything they had. Martinez got the cleaner punches on Zhong.
In the seventh round, and still a very fast paced fight, a clash of heads resulted in a cut on the left eye of Martinez. The fighters never gave up and giving all they had. Round went to Zhong.

The eighth round showed the fight turning into the favor of Zhong as he started controlling the fight. Martinez was not letting this opportunity slipped away; he was still coming forward and not running away. Zhong was finding his target a little easier now.

In ninth round, Zhong was breaking down Martinez with big shots and precision shots and beating Martinez to the punch.
The tenth round saw a rejuvenated Martinez landing some big shots and coming forward and pushing the fight to Zhong. Martinez stole this round.

The eleventh round was all Zhong as he hurt Martinez, but the game Mexican never went down and weathered the storm. Round went to Zhong.

The last and final round was full of action. The fighters came out swinging for the homerun. It was nonstop action with both fighters landing big shots but couldn’t finish off the other fighter. Round went to Zhong.

The judges had scores of 116-114, 116-112 and a ridiculous score of 120-108. This historic fight in China was action packed and a great start to more big boxing events in China. Zhong improved to (20-4-1-11KO) and Martinez goes to (13-4-2-6KO).

Before the start of the world title fight, two heavyweights came out to show what they were made out of. Nigerian Okello Peter (21-6-19KO) was up against American Freddie Miller (3-7-1-2KO). This fight was a stinker. Two tomato cans going at it. In round three, both fighters went down and should have stayed down. In the fourth round, Peter hurt Miller and the referee stopped the fight via TKO.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Mike Angel Lopez.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LUIS ORTIZ SET TO FACE TONY THOMPSON FOR THE WBA INTERIM HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
    By , Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • Cruz Vs. Koasicha Headline Boxeo Telemundo March 4
    By , Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • Salita Promotions Wins Big! Detroit Brawl a Motor City Success on Saturday Night
    By , Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales Rapidly Rising in Light Flyweight Division
    By , Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • Undefeated prospect Toka Kahn-Clary Returns to ring this Saturday night vs. Gabino Cota in Studio City, California
    By , Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • NBA -- Knicks fire coach Fisher
    By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 09 Feb 2016
  • PACQUIAO STILL AMONG THE POUND-FOR-POUND BEST
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • New Start Time for Wednesday's Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard LA Press Conf
    By , Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • NIETES MAY DEFEND WBO LT. FLYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RAUL 'RAYITO' GARCIA IN MAY, NOT FUENTES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • WBC PRESIDENT MAURICIO SULAIMAN CONDEMNS SHOOTING AT BOXERS WEIGH-IN AT REGENCY HOTEL IN DUBLIN
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • Dimakiling bags 5th crown in Kidapawan Open
    By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • JOEBERT ALVAREZ BATTLES JONATHAN ‘LA BOMBA’ GONZALEZ ON MARCH 19 IN PUERTO RICO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • NBA -- ​Hornets rally from 19 points down, whip Wizards, 108-104
    By Eric Biasbas, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • NBA -- Bulls collapse late, fall prey to Wolves
    By Homer D. Sayson, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
  • DONAIRE TO TRAIN IN LAS VEGAS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
  • RANDY CABALLERO SCORES A KNOCK OUT VICTORY OVER RUBEN GARCIA LIVE ON BOXEO ESTELAR ON ESTRELLA TV FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • 'CHIA' SANTANA IS THE LASTEST MEMBER OF ESPINOZA BOXING CLUB.
    By Hesiquio Balderas, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • SAN MIGUEL'S WINNING TRADITION
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • ONE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO JAKARTA FOR ONE: TRIBE OF WARRIORS ON 20 FEBRUARY
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring ready for first headlining appearance on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX DEPORTES
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • NBA -- Kobe drops 27 as Lakers trip Pelicans, 99-96​
    By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • Bill Dwyre: "Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas: Point Counterpoint"
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • Chuck Liddell -- Don't Fret Mama Rousey ... I'LL TRAIN RONDA!!! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016
  • Sammy Vasquez Jr. welcomes Billel Dib to ProBox Management stable
    By , Sat, 06 Feb 2016


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2016 philboxing.com.