Zou Shiming

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Zou Shiming
Rated at Flyweight
Height 164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Reach 164 cm (65 in)
Nationality Chinese
Born (1981-05-18) 18 May 1981 (age 35)
Zunyi, Guizhou, China
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 9
Wins 8
Wins by KO 2
Losses 1

Zou Shiming (simplified Chinese: 邹市明; traditional Chinese: 鄒市明; pinyin: Zōu Shìmíng; born 18 May 1981) is a Chinese professional boxer who is the current WBO International flyweight champion. Zou is known for being China's most successful amateur boxer of all time, winning three gold medals at the 2005, 2007 and 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, as well as three consecutive Olympic medals: bronze in 2004, gold in 2008 and gold in the 2012, all in the light flyweight division.

Amateur career[edit]

Zou Shiming competed in his first amateur boxing competition at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and won silver, losing in the final to Noman Karim but qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he won his first match by beating Rau'shee Warren in the round of 32. He lost to eventual champion Yan Bartelemí in the semi-finals and ended up winning bronze. Zou won the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships by beating Pál Bedák in the final, becoming the first ever Chinese boxer to win the tournament. At the 2006 Asian Games, Zou won gold by beating Suban Pannon 21-1 in the final match.[1] He repeated his triumph from 2005 at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, beating David Ayrapetyan early in the tournament and Harry Tanamor in the final; however, Zou had to settle for silver at the 2007 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, losing in the final against Pürevdorjiin Serdamba.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Zou won China's 50th gold medal of the tournament by winning the final of the light flyweight event, winning China's first ever gold medal in Olympic boxing. During the final, Serdamba, his opponent from the final of the 2007 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.[2] After Serdamba was not able to continue, Zou burst into tears in compassion for his fellow boxer's injury. Zou did not compete in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, but he came back to win gold at the 2010 Asian Games. He also won his third straight gold at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Zou won gold again at the 2012 Summer Olympics by beating Kaeo Pongprayoon 13-10, but several critics regarded his victory as controversial.[3]

After the 2012 Summer Olympics, Zou decided to make the switch from amateur boxing to professional boxing.

Olympic Games results[edit]



World Amateur Championships results[edit]





Asian Games results[edit]



Professional career[edit]

After winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Zou Shiming decided to turn into a professional boxer after competing as an amateur boxer his entire life. On 23 January 2013, he signed a contract with boxing promotion company Top Rank and was subsequently trained by Freddie Roach. Zou won his professional debut on 6 April 2013 by beating Eleazar Valenzuela by unanimous decision. He won his second fight on 10 August 2013 by unanimous decision over Jesus Ortega.[4] He then fought on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios on 23 November 2013, beating Juan Tozcano by unanimous decision.[5][6]

Zou recorded his first knockout win of his professional career on 22 February 2014, beating Yokthong Kokietgym in the seventh round. On 19 July 2014, he beat Luis de la Rosa by unanimous decision to win his first ever professional title, the WBO International Flyweight title. After beating Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym on 22 November 2015, Zou announced that he would fight for his first professional world title in 2015. On 7 March 2015, Zou lost to Amnat Ruenroeng by unanimous decision in a bout for the IBF Flyweight title. On 30 January 2016, he beat Natan Santana Coutinho by technical knockout to win the vacant WBO International Flyweight title once more.

Professional boxing record[edit]

8 Wins (2 knockouts, 6 decisions), 1 Loss, 0 Draws[7]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 8–1 Hungary Jozsef Ajtai UD 10 2016-06-11 United States Madison Square Garden, New York Retained WBO International Flyweight title.
Win 7–1 Brazil Natan Santana Countinho TKO 8 (12) 2016-01-30 China Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai Won vacant WBO International Flyweight title.
Loss 6–1 Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng UD 12 2015-03-07 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR For IBF Flyweight title.
Win 6–0 Thailand Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym UD 12 2014-11-22 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR WBO Flyweight title eliminator.
Win 5–0 Colombia Luis de la Rosa UD 10 2014-07-19 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR Won vacant WBO International Flyweight title.
Win 4–0 Thailand Yokthong Kokietgym KO 7 (8) 2014-02-22 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 3–0 Mexico Juan Tozcano UD 6 2013-11-23 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 2–0 Mexico Jesus Ortega UD 6 2013-07-27 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR
Win 1–0 Mexico Eleazar Valenzuela UD 4 2013-04-06 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR Professional debut.


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Title last held by
Milan Melindo
WBO International Flyweight Champion
July 19, 2014 – current