On the evening of November 23, local time, Chinese boxer and WBA featherweight world boxer Xu Can (left) defeated U.S. challenger Robles away to win his second world title defence and successfully defended China's only world boxer. Wang Jin belt. Photo by Zhang Shuo of China News Agency
Chinanews Client Beijing, December 31st. Beijing time. On the 31st, Beijing time, Chinese boxer Ulan will hit Japanese boxer Tanaka Hengcheng in the WBO Flyweight Championship. This game will determine whether China will appear fourth. World champion. Regardless of the outcome, the professional boxing ring is an arena full of human primitive strength. The Chinese have already punched their own punches.
The person who opened the gate of honor for the Chinese boxing champion is Xiong Chaozhong. In 2012, Xiong Chaozhong decided to beat the Mexican player Martinez to become the WBC mini lightweight champion. This is also the first time that the Chinese have won a world-class gold belt for professional boxing. The following year he successfully defended the title of mini lightweight champion twice.
The small boxer has a poor background and experienced some bumps, but it has actually changed the history of professional boxing in China. In his own words; "Everyone calls me 'Miner Boxer', this is inaccurate. I have done farm work, studied appliance repairs, planted bananas, and carried mines (stones). '. "
The WBC Mini Lightweight World Boxer Gold Belt Championship was held in Kunming. The miner-born boxer Xiong Chaozhong defeated Mexican boxer Javier Martinez and became China's first world boxer. The picture shows Xiong Chaozhong wearing the national flag after the game. Photo by Liu Ranyang issued by China News Agency
According to media reports, at the age of 24, Xiong Chaozhong came to Kunming to officially start his boxing career, carrying 1800 yuan collected by his relatives. At the beginning, he couldn't even put on the correct boxing posture, and he didn't even have a decent pair of boxing shoes.
"External people seem to have a hard time practicing boxing, but it's weird. I don't feel bitter at all. Because of my love, I am full of passion every day and I have endless energy. My dream at that time was to be the champion. Xiong Chaozhong said.
His appearance let the world know that Chinese fists are also very hard on professional fists. However, although Xiong Chaozhong is the person who made history, for many young people, the first thing that comes to mind when referring to the word boxing is Zou Shiming.
The WBC Mini Lightweight World Boxer Gold Belt Championship was held in Kunming. Professional boxer Xiong Chaozhong, a miner, defeated Mexican boxer Javier Martinez and became China's first world boxer. The picture shows Xiong Chaozhong (left) in the game. Photo by Liu Ranyang issued by China News Agency
Zou Shiming won the men's boxing 48kg championship in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games before moving to professional boxing. In November 2016, Zou Shiming defeated Kunbei 7 and became the WBO International Flyweight Champion.
Zou Shiming, born in 1981, was no longer young when he became a professional boxer, and he even fought all the way, sometimes even facing opponents younger than himself. After winning the game, Zou Shiming said, "I have waited for this dream for 21 years. Fortunately, I have continued to go down all the way, and I still remember my first clenched fist."
In July 2017, Zou Shiming lost to the Japanese boxer Kimura Xiang in the defending battle and lost his golden belt. It is undeniable that in addition to his achievements, with his own Olympic champion halo and his experience in participating in entertainment programs, Zou Shiming made many people start to pay attention to professional boxing. The scene where he won the boxer gold belt in front of the national flag has also become the mark of many people's memory.
At the end of 2017, Zou Shiming was admitted to the hospital because of eye discomfort, and was diagnosed with bilateral orbital multiple fractures, mild cataracts, and vitreous opacity. It is very difficult to fully recover. The punch that caused the audience to cheer on the fist ring was left with lingering injuries.
After Zou Shiming's failure to defend his title, after a year and a half of waiting, China finally emerged as the third world boxer. In January this year, Chinese boxer Xu Can won the WBA Featherweight World Boxing Challenge in the United States, becoming the first Chinese boxer to win the WBA World Boxer Gold Belt.
After winning, the host asked him where his winning strength came from. Xu Can replied: "From China, I am Chinese."
On the evening of January 26th local time, Chinese professional boxer Xu Can won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Boxer Gold Belt at the Toyota Center Gym in Houston, USA. Photo by China News Agency reporter Zeng Jingning
In May of this year, Xu Can defeated the Japanese challenger Kubo Hiroshi in the sixth round of the first defending battle and successfully defended his title. In November, Xu Can fought away. After 12 rounds of bitter battle, he defeated American boxer Robles with points and defended the title again. Xu Can is currently the only incumbent world champion in China. After successfully defending his title again, he said, "I fulfilled my promise before the game and brought this golden belt back to China!"
On December 31st, Beijing time, Ulan, who belongs to the M23 team with Xu Can, will challenge Japanese boxer Tanaka Hengcheng in Tokyo. The 24-year-old Tanaka Hengcheng currently has a 14-game victory and 8 KO opponents. He is one of the most feared genius prodigies in Japanese boxing in recent years. In September last year, Tanaka Hengcheng surpassed the then WBO flyweight world champion King Kimura Xiang, becoming the world champion of three levels.
On November 19, Beijing time, the M23 team of Ulan announced that he had decided to fight Tanaka Hengcheng. Ulan said: "If you want to fight, fight!"
A pre-match weighing ceremony on the morning of the 30th of the Arctic Year, with Ulan on the left. (Photo courtesy of M23 team)
Before the game, Japanese media and boxing fans mostly believed that Tanaka Hengcheng could easily defend the title and even win with KO. In early December, Tanaka Hengcheng said in an interview after public training that he would KO Ulan before New Year's Eve (December 31) and then return to Nagoya to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
And Ulan's attitude towards this doomed game is "I support those who support me and those who look at me badly. I want to play against the strongest and challenge the strongest to know how strong I am. "
Will Ulan surprise Chinese professional boxing on the last day of 2019? This is really unpredictable. Regardless of the result, I hope that this young man can fully show the audience on the fist stage how hard the Chinese fist is. (Text / Wang Hao)