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Zou Shiming's return set for July 27 in Macau, world title fights on undercard

Chinese star Zou Shiming will have his second pro fight on July 27 in Macau, facing Jesus Ortega, with world title fights set for the undercard.


Top Rank will follow a successful formula on July 27, when they have Zou Shiming headlining again in Macau at the Venetian, with world title fights set for the undercard.

Shiming (1-0, 0 KO) won his pro debut on April 26 in front of a great crowd on what turned out to be a fantastic card top-to-bottom, overflowing with competitive, exciting fights. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was paid $300,000 for his pro debut, a jaw-dropping sum, but in the end, it seems a worthy business investment. The fighter is already drawing crowds that rival just about anyone in the sport.

This time, he'll face Mexico's Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO) in a six-round bout.

For most fans, though, the real fights will come on the undercard again. Juan Francisco Estrada (24-2, 18 KO), who upset Brian Viloria in April for the WBA and WBO flyweight titles, will face mandatory challenger Milan Melindo (29-0, 12 KO). Melindo also won on the first Macau card, beating Tommy Seran.

Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KO) will make his first defense of the IBF featherweight title against Mauricio Javier Munoz (26-3, 12 KO), and heavyweight prospects Andy Ruiz Jr (18-0, 12 KO) and Joe Hanks (21-0, 14 KO) will also meet.

HBO2 will again air the show on a tape delay, with Ruiz-Hanks set to headline that night's Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas, also on tape delay.

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