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Zou Shiming Coming, To Hit Los Angeles and Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion, will arrive in the United States on Monday, February 4, to begin training for his professional boxing debut.

Shiming will land in Los Angeles at LAX on Monday, February 4, at 5:00 p.m. PT aboard Air China. Shiming's Grand Arrival at The Venetian Porte Cochere (3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109), will take place the following day, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Noon PT.  Shiming will be greeted by his promoters, Bob Arum and Todd duBoef of Top Rank; his new trainers, Freddie Roach and Miguel Diaz; and John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian and The Palazzo.

Shiming will begin his training the following day in a custom gym located inside the resort complex. He will train at The Venetian and The Palazzo through February 15, and then move to the Top Rank Gym, also located in Las Vegas, through March 23. He will return to China for his last two weeks of training camp.  Shiming, 31, is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on April 6 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau.

One of the most popular Olympic athletes in the People's Republic of China, Shiming is the world's greatest amateur light flyweight, capturing gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. In the 2005, 2007, and 2011 World Amateur Championships, Shiming also brought home gold medals, making him his nation’s first boxing gold medalist in the World Amateur Championships and Olympics. . He became his nation’s first Olympic medalist in boxing when he earned bronze in 2004.

Known for his extraordinary speed and superb footwork, thanks to years of martial-arts training, many of Shiming's opponents complain that they cannot keep up with him, much less see his punches coming. He has stated that his heroes are Muhammad Ali and Jackie Chan.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=x2sasa;12983637]that's insane! after his debut maybe[/QUOTE] The other chinese got a title shot for being average over a guy who was waiting years to get it. WBC want the money, they're going to strip at the first chance they get…

Comment by hectari on 02-02-2013

I seen some of his Am fights dude has skills, lots of movement and quick hands, but he lacks power. Pretty defensive fighter too, but his age is the problem he is 31 years old, I see Arum pushing him…

Comment by puga on 02-01-2013

must be a lot of pressure for this guy .. and his idols are muhammad ali and jackie chan...thats a deadly combination..:D

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;12982023]Watch him get a title fight in his debut[/QUOTE] that's insane! after his debut maybe

Comment by Hougigo on 02-01-2013

Watch him get a title fight in his debut

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