Tag: xiong zhao zhong

Change Scope

Filter By

First Chinese to fight for title on DREAM 9 lead-in

5

Daisuke Naito will defend his junior flyweight title against Xiong Zhao Zhong in Shanghai, China. Evidently, this will serve as a lead-in to DREAM 9. This is the first time a Chinese boxer will be contending for a title, though it probably won't be the last. Still, one would think they'd be able to find someone a little better than this guy. Zhong is 12-1-1, has never fought outside of China, and lost his only fight with someone who had a winning (13-6) record. I realize it's a good thing if we can popularize professional boxing in China, but the WBC should be ashamed of themselves for sanctioning this mess. Frankly, China just isn't ready. They didn't even have a legitimate amateur boxing program until Beijing earned the right to host the Olympics, and none of their better amateurs has turned pro. Not that long ago, I remember seeing ads put out by the Chinese government offering to have pretty much anyone who knew a jab from a hook to move out to China to be a professional boxing trainer. Jumping the gun and having someone who is obviously a lamb for slaughter fighting for a belt isn't the right way to do this.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker