Former Chinese amateur stand out Lu Bin (0-0) [吕斌] has been one of the country's most notable boxers over the last few years, having success both nationally and internationally, and also competing with notable success in the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) league.
Although best known for losing, in the 2016 Olympics to Peter Mungai Warui, Bin has remained a notable figure in Chinese boxing, and recently attended a press conference in China. At that press conference it was announced that he would be making his professional debut on September 29th in Beijing.
Not only is Bin debuting next Friday, but he's doing so in a manner expected to get him serious attention, debuting in a 10 rounder against Thai Chatchai Or Benjamas (8-9, 6), with the men trading blows for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Flyweight Title.
Our Chinese sources report that this bout is the start of a relationship between Bin and the professional scene and will likely be a full time transition, unlike some other fighters who have bounced between professional and amateurs in recent times.
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