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Zhang Zhilei Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn

Zhang Zhilei has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom.
 
Matchroom’s deal with Zhang sees Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit appointed as the sole promoter of the Chinese star.
 
The unbeaten China Heavyweight (21-0 16 KOs) has returned to action in November in Monte Carlo, Monaco with a ten-round win over Andriy Rudenko seeing Zhang pick up the WBO Oriental title for the third time – Zhang now sits at #11 with the WBO and #12 with the IBF as he aims to convert his prolific amateur career in the pro game.

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‘Big Bang’ is in New Jersey training for his return to the ring Stateside in November, and the 37 year old giant wants to put his career into overdrive and prove that he is ready to challenge for World titles in the paid ranks.
 
“I’m very happy to enter into an agreement with Matchroom,” said Zhang. “They are one of the best promoters in the world. I’m the best Heavyweight coming out of China. I just need an opportunity to become the best in the world which I strongly believe that Matchroom is able to provide. With each of us focused on our part, I wish a happy and successful future together.”
 
“The Heavyweight scene couldn’t be any hotter right now, so this is the perfect time for Zhilei to get back into action and throw his name into the mix,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Zhilei is ready to take on all-comers and as he aims for his 22nd win in November, the next step for ‘Big Bang’ then will be to face his fellow top-class contenders and get in position for a World title shot.”
 
“We are extremely excited about the partnership with Matchroom,” said Zhang’s advisor Terry Lane, from Lane Brothers Boxing. “Zhilei is a world-class Heavyweight and Matchroom is one of the world’s premier boxing promoters. It’s a natural fit, and this puts Zhilei in the mix amongst boxing's top big-men.”

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Comment by Kezzer on 09-22-2020

Rumoured numerous times before and believe he was meant to be on a Monaco card before visa issues. Will be interesting who he is matched upto and whether the previously rumoured Joshua fight in China happens if he can be…

Comment by REDEEMER on 09-20-2020

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20769896]That's 3.5 fights a year. Seems normal.[/QUOTE] He’s 37 though ? His best win is Rudenko which was his last fight . He”ll be 40 by the time he gets a title shot if he doesn’t lose which I don’t…

Comment by Mammoth on 09-20-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20769892]21 fights in six years isn’t a good look and he’s only fought 6 guys not coming off loses . Hearn must be targeting China show if not it’s a waste of time here .[/QUOTE] That's 3.5 fights a year.…

Comment by REDEEMER on 09-20-2020

21 fights in six years isn’t a good look with no one relevant and he’s only fought 6 guys not coming off losses . Hearn must be targeting China show if not it’s a waste of time here .

Comment by NachoMan on 09-20-2020

[QUOTE=11player;20767328]Agreed. Even with limited skills and talent, Zhang could have had a nice career, but where was he? Waiting for what? Already at 37, too much over protecting, too much agents/promoters manuevering to an easy way to a title fight…

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