Xiong Zhao Zhong entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 24-6-1 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.8 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin); he fought four times in 2014 losing to Oswaldo Novoa his Wbc world belt (=Zhong vs Novoa) then he beat Roilo Golez and Jack Amisa but after this fight he suffered another defeat in his last bout, against Hekkie Budler (fight valid for the Wba and Ibo world titles, Budler vs Zhong).
His opponent, Hiroya Yamamoto, has an official record of 8-2-0 (3 knockouts) and he entered as the No.50 in the same weight class; he comes off the loss against Go Odaira (his only bout of 2014). Zhong vs Yamamoto is valid for the vacant WBC International minimumweight title; undercard of Qiu Xiao Jun vs Silvester Lopez. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Wenshan, China
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: vacant WBC International minimumweight title
Zhong’s previous fight: Hekkie Budler vs Xiong Zhao Zhong
Zhong’s next fight: Xiong Zhao Zhong vs Crison Omayao
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