Chinese boxing has had a string of bad results in recent years, despite Zou Shiming's success late last year that saw him claim the WBO Flyweight title. Despite the set backs the country does seem to be on a boxing up with the growth of the boxing scene in the country being particularly notable.
One of the most interesting Chinese boxing figures is Heavyweight Zhang Junlong (14-0, 14) [张君龙] who was recently in the Chinese press with several bits of news. One of those is that he has been granted a passport, allowing him to fight outside of China, at last, and has seen the fighter mention possible bouts in Japan and Korea.
With fights on the road now possible the Chinese press have started to suggest that Junglong is set to chase a face with Japanese Heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto (15-1, 8) [藤本 京太郎]. It seems that if Junlong does make his Japanese debut this year it will be against Fujimoto potentially for the OPBF title, if Fujimoto wins it later this month.
There isn't a date for Junlong's ring return but it sounds like he may fight once before a potential fight with Fujimoto later in the year. The winner of that could be in the mix for a world title fight, as ludicrous as that might actually sound.
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