Zou Shiming is truly a boxing mastermind, an unusual choice to be a fighter from a country that hasn't had much success in the boxing world, Zou has brought a billion people to the sport. What many don't know is that I had the pleasure of seeing Zou fight here in Chicago back in 2007, he fought against a Irish boxer named, Paddy Barnes putting up a masterful performance as he easily won the World Amateur Championship at light flyweight.
Zou is China's first gold medal boxing champion and wants to be the countries first boxing world champion. We saw another Olympic superstar Guillermo Rigondeaux from Cuba, who is looked at by many as the best amateur champion of all-time, win his first world championship in lest than a year of turning pro. Zou goal is to do the same and he wants to fight the best fighters in the world.
At 31 years old, many feel that he doesn't have much time left in the sport, but Zou feels young and has the body of the Kung Fu master Bruce lee. he may be able to fight for many years than we all expect. After two Olympic gold medals and a silver medal, he has left a trail that will be hard to match at light flyweight. As a pro he will have to deal with the baddest guys in the business Roman Gonzales, 34w(28)-0 from Managua, Nicaragua is top dog in the weight class, followed by Adrian Hernandez and Donnie Nietes.