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Zou Shiming and Mexico’s Jesus Ortega pose with fighters Andy Ruiz, Evgeny Gradovich, Juan Estrada, Mauricio Munoz, Milan Melindo, Rex Tso and Joe Hanks (flanked by Top Rank Knockouts) during the final press conference at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. Shiming returns to the ring after his pro debut in April, to headline an exciting card where he will take on Ortega, Saturday, July 27, at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.
Zou Shiming said Mexico is known for producing great fighters and spicy food — just like his hometown in China. “We’ll see whose punches are spicier.” Jesus Ortega stated, “I know that most people think I’m here as the opponent. But I’m gonna prove everybody wrong!”
Also on the card, IBF Featherweight Champion Evgeny Gradovich of Russia, now fighting out of Oxnard, Ca. makes his first title defense against #1 contender Mauricio Munoz of Argentina. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, “ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold II,” will also feature another world championship fight – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo.