Is this the next Manny Pacquiao?
Flyweight Zou Shiming’s win in a gritty 10-round bout over Colombia’s Luis De La Rosa tonight has boosted the Chinese boxer’s determination to go for a shot at the world title.
Zou, who claimed the vacant World Boxing Organisation international flyweight title with the win, fought all rounds of his first ever 10-round match against Colombian veteran De La Rosa, in a show of increasing confidence and competence.
The bout was evenly matched until Zou discovered some extra aggression against veteran De La Rosa who sustained an injury to his left eyebrow at Macau’s glittering Venetian casino resort.
The crowd went wild chanting “Go Zou Shiming, go!” as both fighters unleashed punches on each other for the all-out final round.
But Zou came out on top when the match went to the score cards where all three judges unanimously declared him the winner.
The victory improved the undefeated 33-year-old’s record to 5-0 with one knockout further allaying his critics following some unconvincing performances after making the leap from amateur bouts.