One of those was Heavyweight hopeful Zhilei Zhang (11-0, 8) who claimed a very one-sided win over the tough but out classed Rodney Hernandez (10-5-1, 2). Zhang, an Olympic medal winner, dominated all 6 rounds of the bout with two judges scoring the bout 60-53, whilst the third some how had it 59-55. Zhang's control of the bout saw him leaving Hernandez with a cut over his right eye, a bloodied nose, and generally being beaten up. Notably this bout was originally set as an 8 rounder but only went 6 rounds before the cards were read, which seemed to annoy Hernandez, though the reality is that Hernandez would have just taken 2 more rounds of punishment.
Aged 33 Zhang is unlikely to reach the top of the sport, but he can certainly run up a nice record before getting a cash out fight in the coming years.
The other Chinese fighter was the really promising Fanlong Meng (8-0, 6), who recorded his best win to date as he scored a 5th round TKO against the very experienced Daniel Judah (24-11-3, 11). The talented 27 year old was taking a major step up in class though managed it with ease as he dominated the 38 year old Judah before securing a 5th round TKO. Judah, now years from his prime, may not be a top fighter, and is 13 years removed from a draw with Glen Johnson, but this was a good step up for the Chinese fighter who now needs to push on and build from this victory.