CHINA BOXING COMMISSION AND WBO CONDUCT FIRST HIGH PROFILE BOXING EVENT IN CHINA (PHOTO)
By Dong Secuya
Fri, 05 Apr 2013
MACAU -- The China Professional Boxing Organization (CPBO) headed by its president Tao Zhang and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) headed by its president Francisco 'Paco' Valcarcel conduct their first high profile boxing event in China by supervising the Zou Shiming headlined 'Fists of Gold' boxing extravaganza set for Saturday at The Venetian Hotel & Casino Cotai Arena here.
IN PHOTO, top, left to right: Referee/Judge Raul Caiz Jr, WBO Vice-President for Asia-Pacific Leon Panoncillo Jr, WBO President Paco Valcarcel, WBO Ratings Committe Chairman Luis Perez, CPBO President Tao Zhang and CPBO Executive Coordinator Maggie Wei.
Promoted by Top Rank, two WBO world titles will be at stake as World Flyweight champion Brian Viloria of the Philippines will defend his belt against Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico while Super Featherweight champion Roman 'Rocky' Martinez of Puerto Rico defends his title agains popular Vegas native Diego Magdaleno.
But it is the presence of iconic two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming who is making his record-setting pro debut that ignites the sudden popularity of boxing in this part of the world.
The CPBO, which have offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, started its operation four years ago and appears ready to handle the expected big time boxing explosion to happen in the region soon.
CPBO and WBO officials pose for a photo after an organizational briefing held Thursday morning at The Venetian Hotel in Macau. Photo by Dong Secuya.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dong Secuya.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|MAYWEATHER-McGREGOR: "AIN'T NOTHING BUT A PARTY"|
By Gary Todd, Tue, 22 Aug 2017Crawford wants Pacquiao-Horn 2 winner
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 22 Aug 2017Storylines abound as CES Boxing preps for live fight card Saturday just hours before Mayweather-McGregor
By , Tue, 22 Aug 2017SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI VS. ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, NAOYA INOUE VS. ANTONIO NIEVES, AND CARLOS CUADRAS VS. JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA ON SEPTEMBER 9
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 22 Aug 2017Marcos "Madman" Hernandez Training Camp Quotes
By , Tue, 22 Aug 2017Cubans infiltrate Cambodia boxing
By Joaquin Henson, Tue, 22 Aug 2017Fil-Brit out for boxing gold
By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 21 Aug 2017Floyd Mayweather Angrily Breaks With Justin Bieber after Instagram Diss
By , Mon, 21 Aug 2017Mayweather vs. McGregor's Corona Girls Revealed, Insane Hot Pics!
By , Mon, 21 Aug 2017CRAWFORD BECOMES THE ONLY UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION AND WILL POSSIBLY FIGHT THE WINNER OF PACQUIAO-HORN REMATCH
By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 21 Aug 2017Rosas Battles Tampipi in "Bangis Ng Makati" August 24 in Palanan, Makati City
By Carlos Costa, Mon, 21 Aug 2017Impressive Crawford Annihilates Indongo in Three; Who Could be Next?
By Carlos Costa, Mon, 21 Aug 2017ESPN’s Telecast of the “Unification” Battle between Undefeated World Champions Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo Is the Second Highest-Rated Boxing Match on Cable Television in 2017
By , Mon, 21 Aug 2017This Thursday! Oscar Valdez / Zurdo Ramirez Tucson Press Conf - 11 A.M. MST
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017Mayweather vs. McGregor: Cops Cracking Down On Illegal Sex Workers
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017Dela Torre-Rodriguez fight off
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017SHOWTIME® UNVEILS THE KILLERS DIGITAL FEATURE IN ADVANCE OF MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017LaManna decisions Sosa; wins WBC Silver Latino Title; Announces retirement
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017WANG WINS WBO GREATER CHINA MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 20 Aug 2017MALIGNAGGI WARNS MCGREGOR MAY BE DISQUALIFIED
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 20 Aug 2017Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo card airing live tonight in Canada
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017Former world cruiserweight champion Imamu Mayfield continues comeback TONIGHT at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
By , Sun, 20 Aug 2017MELINDO 90% READY (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 19 Aug 2017OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: A VICTORY FOR THE PHILIPPINES
By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 19 Aug 2017