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IBF lightweight champion Miguel Angel Vazquez and his unbeaten challenger Denis Shafikov, plus two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev spoke during the final press conference Thursday at The Venetian Macao Resort for their upcoming feature fights on Saturday, February 22 from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China.
Shiming will risk his undefeated (3-0) record in an eight-round flyweight main event bout against the young seasoned Yokthong Kokietgym of Thailand. Murata of Japan takes on Atthaporn Jaritram of Thailand and Mekhontsev of Russia battles Carlos Nascimento of Brazil.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, “Ring of Gold – Shiming vs. Kokietgym” will be televised Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO 2.