ARUM DESCRIBES THE TOP RANK MACAU CARD AS ‘SENSATIONAL’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 06 Feb 2013
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who has made a major breakthrough by signing up two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shi Ming of China who will make his pro debut at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel on April 6 has described the card as “sensational.”
In a major thrust to attract the huge Chinese population which has shown a dramatic increase in the interest in boxing because of fighters like Zou Shi Ming, a three-time amateur world champion, the Macau card will predominantly feature Asian fighters with the Philippines Brian Viloria defending his WBO/WBA flyweight title against tough Mexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada and the sons of former two division world champion Dodie Boy Penalosa, Dodie Boy Jr and Dave Penalosa also seeing action.
WBO flyweight mandatory challenger Milan Melindo will be on the card hopefully against a high-ranking Asian or if they are unable to get a competitive opponent ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told us they will try to sign up a Mexican or any other tough Latino opponent.
Arum sounded excited over the arrival of Zhou in Los Angeles on Monday. He said they planned “a big ceremony for him with Chinese drums and everything” at the grand arrival on Tuesday at The Venetian Las Vegas Porte Cochere at noon.
Shiming will be greeted by his Top Rank promoters, Bob Arum and Todd duBoef; his new trainers, Freddie Roach and Miguel Diaz; and John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Ancajas in Brisbane, ready to shine in Manny Pacquiao's shadow|
By Epifanio M. Almeda, Mon, 26 Jun 2017Brunson stops Cintron in classic Philly slugfest to win Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight crown
By , Mon, 26 Jun 2017ANCAJAS HAS TO BE QUICK AND NOT COMPLACENT
By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 26 Jun 2017EVEN IN BRISBANE, PACQUIAO'S THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS COUNTRYMEN
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Sun, 25 Jun 2017Ex-Aussie champ picks Manny
By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 25 Jun 2017LOOKING IN TOP SHAPE DURING PUBLIC WORK OUT: ALA PINOY PRIDE WARRIORS MAGSAYO, SANTISIMA, PAGARA READY FOR JULY 8 (PHOTOS)
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 25 Jun 2017Results from Santa Rosa: Rivera Overpowers Indonesian Raha; Saulong, Cañada, Lauro Victorious
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 25 Jun 2017JOHNRIEL CASIMERO FACES RICHIE MEPRANUM IN ILIGAN CITY
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 25 Jun 2017Naksoo #2 - LIVE from 5pm today - all female Muay Thai
By , Sun, 25 Jun 2017Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title in South Korea
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 25 Jun 2017PACQUIAO READY TO FIGHT
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Sat, 24 Jun 2017Ancajas won’t let Manny down
By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 24 Jun 2017PHOTO: PINOY PRIDE 41 HEADLINERS LAST PUBLIC WORKOUT
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017Weights from 'Night of the Rising Stars 2' at Deauville Beach Resort in Miami
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017Weights from Philadelphia
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017Manny’s sparmate tougher than Horn
By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 24 Jun 2017GGG Says He Might Quit Boxing Because Of His Wife
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017PHOTOS: PACQUIAO DEPARTS FOR BRISBANE
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017End of Pacquiao reign is here, Horn claims
By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 24 Jun 2017FENECH TELLS HORN: BASH, BANG AND BULLY PACQUIAO
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 24 Jun 2017Results from Laguna: Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in 9 to Retain IBF Youth Belt
By Carlos Costa, Sat, 24 Jun 2017Michael Dutchover 130.4 lbs - Miguel Carizoza 130.7
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017Bernard Hopkins Blasts Conor McGregor, 'It's a Fake News Fight'
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017Unbeaten Taras Shelestyuk Tests Unblemished Mark Saturday, July 1 in Sacramento, CA.
By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017