Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Vazquez vs. Shafikov, Zou Shiming Mega Gallery

Zou Shiming improved his chances of a world title shot when he defeated Yokthong Kokietgym in Macau on Saturday. The Chinese flyweight registered the first stoppage win of his professional career with a victory in the seventh round.

The two-time Olympic Games champion controlled the bout from early on and dropped Yokthong, from Thailand, three times before the referee stopped the bout in the penultimate round. The 32-year-old Zou meted out heavy punishment in the fifth and sixth rounds and knocked down Yokthong, 19, with a powerful shot in the seventh and then twice more.

The victory against the young but dangerous Thai improved Zou’s record to 4-0 after unconvincing performances in his first professional fights. Zou is being lined up to challenge IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand in Macau in November, a fight which would attract huge interest in China.

He turned professional after an amateur career in which he became China's first Olympic boxing medallist, first world amateur champion and first Olympic champion.

Miguel Vazquez's IBF lightweight title defense was hard on the eyes, but the Mexican fighter won a twelve round unanimous decision over undefeated Denis Shafikov or Russia.

London Olympics middleweight gold medallist Ryota Murata took just four rounds to stop Brazil's Carlos Nascimento and make it three wins out of three since turning pro.

Russia's Olympic light-heavyweight champion Egor Mekhontsev was an emphatic winner against previously undefeated Atthaporn Jaritram. He stopped his Thai opponent in the second round.

Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines knocked out Akifumi Shimoda of  Japan in the 3rd round to WBO International Featherweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JrRod on 02-22-2014

[QUOTE=UTEP;14260011]Great performance by Vasquez considering he was coming off a 14 month layoff. [B]Hopefully he moves up to 140 next, I don't think fighters will duck him up there. [/B] Zou Shiming is the goods :boxing:[/QUOTE] Duck him? I think…

Comment by richardt on 02-22-2014

Where is the dumba$$ who said Vazquez was going to be easy work for Shafikov?? It's one thing to pick the wrong guy, we all do but to call Vazquez "easy work" for a plodding midget who hasn't fought sht…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 02-22-2014

Good performance by Vazquez he dominated Shafikov

Comment by Bermuda on 02-22-2014

that sonsona KO was brutal...

Comment by G G G on 02-22-2014

[QUOTE=BigGenes;14259890]Good job Zou the shining ming!:boxing:[/QUOTE] Zou looked very good!! Two more fights and I think he's ready for the title shot. I skipped the Vazquez fight though... Dude fights like a chicken.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo Lemieux May Land on Canelo-Chavez, Future Foe For Canelo? Okolie on Burns vs. Indongo: Great To Be On Another Big Bill Golden Boy's Diaz: I Felt Jacobs Beat Golovkin, Canelo Will Too! Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II: Post-Fight Report Card Langford: If No Golovkin Deal, Saunders Will Have To Face Me! Josh Taylor Impressed With Recent Win, Expects a Big Future Hearn: Eubank Contacted Me For Bellew Catch-Weight Fight! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams: Jimmy Kilrain Kelly Breaks it Down Keenan Smith Tops Card in Atlantic City on April 22 Buster Douglas: Pacquiao Would Beat Mayweather, Maybe By KO Kyotara Fujimoto vs. Herman Ene-Purcell in Play For May Boxing's Pound For Pound Debate Is Tougher Than Ever Golovkin's Coach Fires Back at Kell Brook, Ingle Over Fight Claims Evander Holyfield vs. Lagos Politician - Exhibition Fight on May 25 Photos: Yvan Mendy Gets Win Before Near Empty Venue Ray Robinson Stops Claudinei Lacerda in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Coach Reacts To 'Keyboard Judges' Saying Jacobs Won Kovalev Shreds Ward: My Goal is To Knock Him Out! Hunter Says Andre Ward Can Still Make 168 For Golovkin Fight Murat Gassiev To Make First Defense in May or June Aldo Doubts Mayweather-McGregor Gets Beyond UFC Obstacles Marquez Tabs Golovkin as Boxing's New Pound-For-Pound King Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner Photos: Jorge Linares Dominates Anthony Crolla - MEGA Gallery Porter Hopes Pacquiao Retires, Says Khan Has Skills To Beat Anyone Jacobs' Manager: GGG's Side Will Make Excuses to Avoid Rematch Frank Warren: Shrewd Liam Smith With Under The Radar Fight Photos: Tyron Zeuge With Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Win Crolla Admits Gallagher Nearly Pulled Him Out Before Twelfth Charlo vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator For Mandatory Golovkin Shot
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement