Xian Wei Gian retains his ABCO title and adds the Eurasia Pacific championship
China ABCO champion Xian Wei Gian in a tight match up in Hero Tito
China boxing hero and fromer ABCO champion Xiong Zhao Zhong enters the arena in Wenshan China.
China mini-flyweight International Champion Cai Zongju
A capacity crowd of 6,000 people packed the Wenshan City Stadium as former and current ABCO champions fought for seven WBC championships watched by 2.5 million Chinese live via CCTV Channel 5 for the Lunar New Year celebrations on 22 February.
GIAN RETAINS ABCO TITLE
Rapidly rising and fast improving Chinese boxer Xian Wei Gian scored a hard fought points win against Indonesian Hero Tito to win the Eurasian Pacific featherweight championship and retain his WBC Asian Boxng Council Title. The contest was a battle of discipline as both boxers put up walls of defence, as the championship evolved into a counter punching standoff. As much as Tito kept his cool Gian mNfws edged ahead - and by the 8th round - had accumulated sufficient points to be assured of victory barring being knocked down, which wasn't likely and didn't happen.
FEMALE CAI ZONG EXCELLS
WBC Asian Boxing Council mini-flyweight champion Cai Zong impressed with a convincing win against Filipino challenger Gretchen Abaniel to retain her championship and add the WBC International Title. From the outset Cai's style of constant movement and repetitious high over-head punches to the head had Abaniel on the back foot.The longer the fight went the more confident Cai became, as she cruised to victory.
JUN WINS WORLD SILVER
Chinese rising star Qiu Xiao Jun who defenced his WBC Asia Continental Title five times won the WBC Silver World Super Bantamweight Championship against the highly regarded and hard punching Filipino Silvester Lopez recordng a TKO stoppage in the sixth round.
Jun turned up the heat in round six relentlessly hunting Lopez and landed several flurries that hurt his tiring opponent. June then forced Lopez onto the ropes and hit him hard - repetitively - until referee Malcolm Bulmer stopped the fight midway through the round.
ZHONG EYES WORLD GLORY
Former WBC world champion and WBC Asia superstar Xiong Zhao Zhong delighted thousands of ecstatic fans in his hometown of Wenshan near the China/Vietnam border with a hard-fought victory to win the vacant WBC International Championship against tenacious Japanese challenger Hiroya Yamamoto.
Zhong started strong and hard in the first two rounds and almost dropped Yamamoto with a head punch that erupted the crowd into raucous excitement, as it appeared that China's boxing hero was steering towards an early knockout victory. Yamamoto however gallantry refused any capitulation and through dogged determination was able to snatch the points in the third and sixth rounds, as Zhong struggling to maintain his mojo and speed. However, Zhong got back his rhythm and aggression and showed his championship class in the round 7, 8 and 9 winning the points and setting up a comfortable victory.
YANG STAYS WORLD YOUTH CHAMP
Defending world youth welterweight champion Yang Xing Xin came back strong from being knocked down in the first round to recording a stunning 6th round stoppage of Korean boxer Joon Yong Lee. Yang struggled to stand after taking a heavy blow to the head, but then showed remarkable courage to bounced back to win the second round and stretch his lead in next three rounds to gain a sizable points advantage. He then unleashed a ferocious attack that left Lee hurt, tired and seemingly without any ammunition left to fire. The referee Juji Fukuyi had no hesitation in stopping the fight at 1.30 minutes into the sixth round when Lee struggled to continue. Xing Xin has built up a large Chinese boxing fan base with his courageous style of fighting.