Originally Posted by BIGPOPPAPUMP
Xiong Zhao Zhong, China's first professional world boxing champion, has been busy preparing himself for a momentous year of the snake.
"This will be my best year," he said. "I was born in 1982 in the year of the dog and everyone knows that snakes fear dogs and I'm a boxing dog."
Xiong spoke while taking a short break in a two-hour hit-out at Bangkok's 13 Coins Gym.
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Xiong's remarks about being a "dog," and fighting in the year of the snake does nothing to increase his appeal to me; in fact, this insults my intelligence, and his.
If his intent is to pander to his Chinese audience, I don't think it's necessary, as the Chinese don't have many other native boxers to support and take attention away from him.
Besides, the idea that one's level of achievement is determined by astrology, instead of personality, character, and hard work, is hardly inspiring.