Philippines, 30 Jul 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 Bañez

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 Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

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  


WBC CHAMPION ZHONG CLAIMS HE DOESN’T FEAR CUELLO


PhilBoxing.com



Zhong.
China’s WBC straw-weight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong claims he doesn’t fear anyone in his division including mandatory challenger Denver Cuello who was forced to step aside by the WBC board of governors who approved a voluntary defense by Zhong at the WBC convention in Cancun last December.

The Bangkok Post reported that Zhong, who is training in Thailand, said he will fight anyone who steps into the same ring.

Zhong who became the first professional WBC world champion from China was quoted saying "Everyone wants to fight me but they should remember I am getting better with every title I win and defend."

He said "I beat the two best Mexicans to win the silver and the world titles, so I don't have to prove anything."

When pressed for a reaction to Cuello’s criticism and his manager Aljoe Jaro’s confidence that the Filipino would knock him out that’s why he was avoiding the original mandatory challenge committed by the WBC after Cuello stepped aside to enable Zhong to fight for and win the vacant title, Zhong said that his fight record shows why he's a world champion and "Cuello's not".

Zhong made it clear "I can only fight two or three times for a world title in a year. There are more than 10 fighters who want to fight for my title. I can't fight them all at once so they should go and get other fights to improve their records” stressing "I don't fear anyone in this division. In time I will fight and beat them all. My only request is that they treat me with respect."

Lu Gang who is Zhong’s manager and also a Yunnan TV executive is working with American promoter Gary Shaw to stage the title defense in the United States.

Shaw told us “we are working on finishing up negotiations. It will most likely be in Las Vegas but I will l speak with the team this week and will make a final decision at that time.”

The promoter said he is not in a position to name a possible opponent until negotiations are finalized.

However, the Bangkok Post reported that Zhong has been approached by Thais Wanheng Menayothin and Pigmy Kokietgym, the Philippines' top-ranked contender Denven Cuello (Singwangcha) and a bunch of Mexican fighters such as Juan Hernandez, Raul Garcia and Jose Alfredo Zungia while negotiations fell through with South African Hekkie Budler, who wasn't available for a title shot in the US and now the match-makers are turning to Panama's boxers Walter Tello and Carlos Ortego.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • INSIDE SPORTS: A FIGHTING HEART AND A FERVENT FAITH
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • MAURICIO SULAIMAN’S ACHIEVEMENTS ADMIRED
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • ANDREW "EL CHANGO" CANCIO TO RETURN TO FANSTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • Boxer Paulie Malignaggi -- UFC Getting It Right On Doping ... BOXING Needs A Clean Up (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • WEIGHTS FROM BROOKLYN, NY: SANTA CRUZ - 125.5 LBS, FRAMPTON - 125.25 LBS
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • “WHO’S NEXT?” JUST GOT BETTER
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • 2016 RIO OLYMPICS: BOXING TRIVIA PART I
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • ANTONIO GUTIERREZ TO BATTLE JORGE MELENDEZ TO KICK OFF MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • Chazz Witherspoon to battle Mike Marrone on August 6th in Bristol, PA.
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • Nate Diaz -- I'm Heading Back to Stockton ... to Prep for McGregor (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • “PAULIE MALIGNAGGI: DEAR BOXING”
    By , Sat, 30 Jul 2016
  • CANCER-STRICKEN FATHER’S PRESENCE INSPIRES LEO SANTA CRUZ IN TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST CARL FRAMPTON
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • TABUGON AND CASTROVERDE TARGET WINS IN SOUTH AFRICA
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Sen. Pacquiao’s Housing Project turned over to poor beneficiaries
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Wilcox tops Orozco in Toronto
    By , Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • 2016 WORLD 9-BALL ALL SET TO KICK OFF IN QATAR
    By Ted Lerner, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Tapales thrives in adversity, targets the 'best of the best'
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • LAST OF TWO THAI WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONS PUTS HIS WBC TITLE ON THE LINE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • RUSSIA BLASTS DOUBLE STANDARDS BUT WON'T BOYCOTT OLYMPICS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • WEIGHTS FROM CEBU: TEPORA – 122 LBS, CAPANGPANGAN – 120. 5 LBS
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Tapales, Tabanao relit fire of RWS Stable
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton Final Press Conference Quotes
    By , Fri, 29 Jul 2016
  • Wakee Salud reprises role as boxing kingmaker
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Thu, 28 Jul 2016
  • Let’s all ask Sen. Pacquiao first
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 28 Jul 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.