It's been announced over the last day or so that Chinese Heavyweight hopeful Zhang Zhilei (3-0, 2) has been added to the June 6th card in Brooklyn and will be part of the under-card to the Middleweight world title bout between Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto and Australian former champion Daniel Geale.
Zhilei, a giant at 6'6", may not be the biggest Chinese Heavyweight though many regard him as the best and the Olympic medal winner will be hoping to show that ability when he takes to the ring again, less than a month after country-man Taishan Dong limped to an unmemorable victory over a Jama Woods.
At the moment no opponent has been announced for Zhilei though the hope is that he'll be facing a step up opponent after having faced some very weak opposition so far, including Curtis Lee Tate, who appeared to be knocked out from a shot to the shoulder.
It's clear that Zhilei is talented but at 32 he hasn't the time to waste fighting too many no-hopers in preliminary 4 round bouts. Hopefully this will be his last bout before moving up to 6 rounders, where we might finally see him given a genuine test.
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