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 Last update:  11/24/2012       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Xiong Zhao Zhong Makes History With WBC Title Win
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By Miguel Rivera

Chinese boxer Xiong Zhao Zhong captured the vacant interim-minimumweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC), with a twelve round a unanimous decision over Mexican fighter Javier Martinez Redendiz at the Kunming City Stadium in Kunming, China. In the first half of the fight they fought at an intense pace, but in the second half Zhao Zhong severely punished Martinez and clearly dominated to win.

The scores were 116-114 116-112 and 119-110 in favor of the hometown boxer, who raised his record to 20-4-1, with 11 knockouts, while Martinez fell to 13-4-2, with 6 knockouts . With this win, Zhong becomes the first professional world boxing champion in the history of China.

In other matches on the card, the super Jomthong Chuwatana (4-0, 3 KOs) won a twelve round decision over Ranel Suco (14-7-2, 6 KOs) in a bout for the WBC Asia Continental and OPBF 130-pound titles. Former world title challenger Peter Okello (21-6, 19 KOs) won by TKO in the fourth round over Freddie Miller (3-7-1, 2 KOs).

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comment by croz, on 11-25-2012
Some highlights of the fight here. It's dark but you can see they have a decent sized crowd. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rEu15lQ602Y[/url]

comment by croz, on 11-25-2012
[QUOTE=HardAss]How packed was the stadium?[/QUOTE] Dunno but it has 40k seats available. None of the articles I've read about it have called it sold out so probably a bit less than that.

comment by Hougigo, on 11-24-2012
[QUOTE=elgranluchadore]right, its just an interim alphabet, the wbc belts get passed around more than a hooker[/QUOTE] He's not going to fight Cuello because he'd die

comment by Medved, on 11-24-2012
typo alert "boxdr" I hate them boxdr's :lol1:

comment by BennyST, on 11-24-2012
What? :dunce: It's not a world title at all. It's a vacant interim belt, which just puts you in line to fight the world champ. Next they're going to be calling nabf title holders world champs.

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