Zou Shiming stayed unbeaten tonight on HBO pay-per-view, winning his third fight in Macao, defeating Juan Toscano in a total mismatch. Shiming (3-0, ) was once again matched against an unskilled novice Mexican opponent who offered no resistance.
Official scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 60-52. BLH had it 60-54.
The HBO team sold this as a "scintillating performance" from Shiming, saying he showed "a lot of improvement," but I personally didn't see much different than his first two fights against no-hope opponents who had no business in the ring with a highly-polished, two-time Olympic gold medalist. The reality is that Zou Shiming is being treated and protected like a cash cow, and that's about it so far. The confidence in his becoming an actual factor in the flyweight division just doesn't seem to be all that high. He's 32 and he's as good as he's going to get, and this is what they're doing with him.
Eventually, he'll probably fight for a world title, and maybe even win one, because less talented fighters than Shiming win belts all the time in boxing, but is this a special fighter? I would say no, but we'll see.