Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's influence was felt all around the world, especially in China when his visit in 1979 lead to the lifting of the 20-year ban on the sport.
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All of the hype for two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming’s professional debut was finally put out of the way on late night Saturday as the flyweight boxer recorded his first victory over Mexico’s Eleazar Valenzuela in a four-round match in the special administrative region of Macao.
"The only one I need to get now is the Olympic gold medal - I've done everything else in amateur boxing," Katie Taylor, 22, told the Irish Times after returning home from the 5th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Ningbo, China's Zhejiang Province. "It is my dream to be an Olympic champion so hopefully my dreams can come true in four years time." The Olympic dream of this Irish boxer is shared in China. The recent Championships wrapped up in Ningbo saw China top the medal tally with 5 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes, with another two boxers finishing at fifth place.
Today we noticed an interesting piece from Reuters via Universal Sports about Zou Shiming, China's first-ever Olympic boxing champion. From the article it seems the 27-year-old boxer is pretty determined to turn pro next year. "I want a professional golden belt for my country. I think I am capable," said the boxer, "The professional contests are easier and more attractive to watch."