|Real name||鄒 市明|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
March 18, 1981 |
|Wins by KO||1|
Zou Shiming (simplified Chinese: 邹市明; traditional Chinese: 鄒市明; pinyin: Zōu Shìmíng; born May 18, 1981) is a Chinese professional boxer, and China's most successful amateur boxer. He has won three amateur world titles in 2005, 2007 and 2011, and three consecutive Olympic medals: bronze in 2004, and gold in 2008 and 2012, all in the light flyweight (108 lbs / 49 kg) division.
He won bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics, beating 17-year old American southpaw Rau'shee Warren but losing the rematch to Bartelemí. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he was defeated by Pakistan's Noman Karim.
In 2007, he repeated his World Championship triumph beating Russian David Ayrapetyan 23-6 early and Harry Tanamor from the Philippines in the finals. He had to settle for silver at the 2007 Asian Championship Games in Ulan Bator, losing the final bout against local Mongolian Pürevdorjiin Serdamba.
At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he won China's 50th gold medal by winning the final light flyweight boxing event. It was China's first ever Olympic boxing gold medal. Pürevdorjiin Serdamba of Mongolia, his opponent in the final bout, was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. After Serdamba was not able to continue, Zou burst into tears. It was anticipated that young Serdamba's recent success against 27-year-old Zou was the biggest obstacle for Chinese boxing.
Zou Shiming's victory in the 2012 London Olympics is regarded by many as very controversial.
In 2011 he won his third straight World Amateur Boxing Championships.
2008 Olympic Results
- Defeated Eduard Bermúdez (Venezuela) 11-2
- Defeated Nordine Oubaali (France) 3-3 (Zou won on countback)
- Defeated Birzhan Zhakypov (Kazakhstan) 9-4
- Defeated Patrick Barnes (Ireland) 15-0
- Technical win against Pürevdorjiin Serdamba (Mongolia) 1-0 (Pürevdorjiin Serdamba was forced to retire due to shoulder injury)
2012 Olympic Results
- Defeated Yosbany Veitia (Cuba) 14-11
- Defeated Birzhan Zhakypov (Kazakhstan) 13-10
- Defeated Patrick Barnes (Ireland) 15-15
- Defeated Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand) 13-10
World Amateur championship results
2003 (in Bangkok, Thailand)
- Defeated Yan Bhartelemy (Cuba) 22-15
- Defeated Rudolf Dydi (Slovakia) 21-9
- Defeated Harry Tanamor (Philippines) 21-13
- Lost to Sergey Kazakov (Russia) 19-23
2005 (in Mianyang, People's Republic of China)
- Defeated Łukasz Maszczyk (Poland) 18-10
- Defeated Salim Salimov (Bulgaria) 22-9
- Defeated Yan Bhartelemy (Cuba) 12-10
- Defeated Sherali Dostiev (Tajikistan) 18-13
- Defeated Pál Bedák (Hungary) 31-13
2007 (in Chicago, United States)
- Defeated Constantin Paraschiv (Romania) 15-3
- Defeated Birzhan Zhakypov (Kazakhstan) 30-13
- Defeated David Ayrapetyan (Russia) 23-6
- Defeated Patrick Barnes (Ireland) 22-8
- Defeated Nordine Oubaali (France) 16-1
- Defeated Harry Tanamor (Philippines) 17-3
On April 6, 2013, Zou Shiming won his debut pro fight in Macau by defeating Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela on points. Zou Shiming won his second professional fight at "Fists of Gold II" with a unanimous decision over teenager Jesus Ortega at the Venetian Macao on 10 August 2013.
Zou Shiming fought on the undercard of "The Clash in Cotai" between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios, with four other Chinese boxers in Macau on 24 November 2013, defeating Mexican Juan Tozcano by unanimous decision.
Professional boxing record
|4 Wins (1 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||4–0||Yokthong Kokietgym||KO||7||2014-02-22||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR|
|Win||3–0||Juan Tozcano||UD||6||2013-11-23||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR|
|Win||2–0||Jesus Ortega||UD||6||2013-07-27||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR|
|Win||1–0||Eleazar Valenzuela||UD||4||2013-04-06||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR||Professional debut.|
- Light flyweight final results
- Leslie Hook (June 9, 2012). "The Olympians: Zou Shiming, China". Financial Times Magazine.
- Unus Alladin (29 July 2013). "Golden moment for China's Zou Shiming in second professional victory in Macau". South China Morning Post.
- "Knockout experts heading to Macau". The Standard (Hong Kong). 26 September 2013.
- "Zhou Shiming", n°20 on Time’s list of "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch"
- "The Boxing Rebellion", in The New Yorker - Feb 4th, 2008