Philippines, 20 Oct 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


XIONG, NOVOA MAKE WEIGHT, READY FOR WBC WORLD TITLE RUMBLE TODAY IN CHINA (WEIGH-IN PHOTOS)


PhilBoxing.com




China continues celebrations of the New Year of the Horse with international boxing as their world champ, WBC Minimumweight World Champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (left) defends his crown from the onrush of Mexican challenger Oswaldo "Gallito" Novoa today at Haikou's City Hall in the paradisaical Island of Hainan in Southern China, both warriors weighting-in identical 104.7 lbs (47.5 kgs).

The rumble will the third world title defense for the shorter Xiong Zhao Zhong (22-4-1, 12 KOs), who claimed the vacant WBC 105-pound belt by outpointing Mexican Javier Martinez Resendiz in late 2012.

Xiong defended it twice in 2013 against Filipino Denver Cuello (who fought with only one arm due to a shoulder injury), and against unheralded Thailander Lookrak Kiatmungmee.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old challenger Oswaldo "Gallito" Novoa (12-4-1, 7 KO's), currently ranked as WBC No. 2, aims at spoiling the new year celebration of the Chinese world champ by defeating him in his own backyard to take the coveted green and golden belt to his home in Guadalajara, Mexico.

According to some observers, odds seem in favor of the more experienced Xiong who might feel very comfortable fighting with the whole crowd in his favor. Will the Mexican "Gallito" Novoa be able to dethrone him?

EXCITING SUPPORTING BOUTS

In the main supporting bout, Thailand's former WBC super featherweight world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha (75-2, 47 KO's) will make the first defense of his WBC Asian Welterweight title from the furious attacks of 21 year-old Chinese challenger Yang Xing Xin (6-2-2, 4 KO's).

Yesterday, Sirimongkol weighed-in at 146.8 lbs (66.6 kgs) while Yang tipped the scales at 146.2 lbs (66.3 kg), as reported by Japanese boxing blogger and photographer extraordinaire Bangkou Gurentai in Haikou.

Sirimongkol, 36, who years ago was forced to suspended his boxing career to serve jail time for drug smuggling at Thailand's Central Correctional Institute of Pathum Thani, is now focused in walking the right path to become a world champion again. Will the Thai veteran be able to do it?

The much less experienced Yang Xing Xin seems destined to be another scalp in Sirimongkol's the long list of wins. But in boxing we never know.

In an exciting girls fight for the vacant WBC International female featherweight crown, Canadian Lindsay Garbatt (8-6-2, 3 KO's) of Oshawa City, Ontario, will collide with 23 year-old Xu Chun Yan (3-3, 1 KO).

"Lethal Lindsay," sporting her perfectly worked-out abs, scaled-in at 125.6 pounds (57 kgs) while the Beijing fighting girl made 125.9 lbs (57.1 kgs).

Also, WBC Youth and WBC Asia Continental Super (122 lbs) bantamweight champ Qiu Xiao Jun (10-2, 4 KO's) of China, will make the first defense of his WBC regional titles from dangerous Australian Jason "Nugget" Cooper (8-1-1, 4 KO's).

The champion Qiu made 121.5 lbs (55.1 kgs) during the official weight-in, while the Aussie warrior from Deception Bay, Queensland, scaled-in at 121.7 lbs (55.2 kgs)

The exciting international card today in Hainan, China, is a production of active Chinese promoter Liu Gang, director of Zovi Boxing Promotions, and will be broadcast live in the People's Republic of China on CCTV 5.

Top photo: Zhong (L) and Novoa pose during the weighin.


Veteran Thai Sirimongkol Singwancha defends his WBC Asian Welterweight Title from Chinese challenger Yang Xing Xin.


Qiu Xiao Jun of China (R) defendS his WBC regional titles from Australian Jason Cooper


Dian Lindsay Garbatt (L) vs Xu Chun Yan of China.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Magramo-Nakatani Set Nov. 6; Mama to go up against Mthalane
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • MARTINEZ FACES CALLEROS IN MEXICO DEFENSE
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • Cebuano journo Jobanie Tabada wins National Executive Chess Online tilt
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • RITSON EDGES PAST VAZQUEZ – RESULTS FROM PETERBOROUGH
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • Boxeo Telemundo Season Finale
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • DANNY ROMAN WANTS WBC CHAMPION LUIS NERY
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • "SFT 22: The Return" for Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 31 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • SELBY VS KAMBOSOS JR WINNER WILL BE FIRST LOPEZ MANDATORY
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • RDR Promotions Stages 1st card in Philadelphia in Eight-Months on Saturday, November 7th at The 2300 Arena
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • FLASH SALE TO BENEFIT THE OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • WBC Cares and Feet First Foundation Unite Helping Students with Boxing Curriculum
    , Tue, 20 Oct 2020
  • BOXEO TELEMUNDO: "Where Champions are Born"
    , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • World rated Luke Boyd sets eyes on moving up the world rankings, partners with Dragon Fire Boxing alongside long term management Dreamtime
    , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • Baloc wins 9th Jerick Pogi Bullet 2000 Arena online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • Lightweight Takeover Complete: Split-T Management's Teofimo Lopez Dominates Vasiliy Lomachenko
    , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • Casimero to put ‘turtle’ to sleep
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • Revered boxing guru Freddie Roach comes to Marcial’s rescue
    By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • GM Antonio rules 1st Qualifying Tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 19 Oct 2020
  • This Bud’s Back: Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford Battles Kell Brook November 14 LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
    , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • More Aggressive Teofimo Upsets Loma, Claims All 4 Lightweight Belts
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • The New Lightweight King: Teofimo Lopez Topples Vasiliy Lomachenko
    , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • MOLONEY VOWS TO CAUSE MAYHEM IN CLASH WITH MONSTER
    , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • Sunday: Unbeaten Welterweights Michael McKinson and Martin Harkin Face off LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+
    , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • Campos wins 8th Jerick Pogi Bullet 2000 Arena online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 18 Oct 2020
  • LOPEZ TAKES OVER BOXING, UPSETS LOMA TO BECOME UNIFIED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 18 Oct 2020




  •  



     
    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
    © 2020 philboxing.com.