Zou Shiming

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Zou Shiming
Real name 鄒 市明
Rated at Flyweight
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Nationality Chinese
Born (1981-03-18) March 18, 1981 (age 33)
Zunyi, China
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 4
Wins 4
Wins by KO 1
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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 2005, he won the World Championships in his home country in Mianyang, defeating Hungarian Pál Bedák in the finals, the first Chinese boxer to do so.

In the 2006 Asian Games he won the title, defeating Thailand's Suban Pannon, 21-1 in the final match.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

He did not compete in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Milan but came back to win the 2010 Asian Games.

In 2011 he won his third straight World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

2008 Olympic Results[edit]

2012 Olympic Results[edit]

World Amateur championship results[edit]

2003 (in Bangkok, Thailand)

2005 (in Mianyang, People's Republic of China)

2007 (in Chicago, United States)

Professional career[edit]

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.[4]

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,[5] defeating Mexican Juan Tozcano by unanimous decision.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

4 Wins (1 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws[7]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 4–0 Thailand Yokthong Kokietgym KO 7 (8) 2014-02-22 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 3–0 Mexico Juan Tozcano UD 6 2013-11-23 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 2–0 Mexico Jesus Ortega UD 6 2013-07-27 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 1–0 Mexico Eleazar Valenzuela UD 4 2013-04-06 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR Professional debut.


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