A few months back we reported that Chinese Heavyweight hopeful Zhang Zhilei (0-0) had signed a professional contract with Lou Duva's "Dynasty Boxing" outfit. Unfortunately following the original announcement the story went cold ad Zhilei was given some seriously intense work out as he tried to adapt his style to a more professional boxing style.
Now, after months of speculation, it's been announced that announced that Zhilei will debut on August 8th in Fallon, Nevada.
The full details of Zhilei's debut haven't been released but from what we understand the bout will be a 4 rounder against a yet to be named opponent as part of an ESPN Friday Night Fights card. The bout, which one suspects will be little more than a showcase for Zhilei, will be a great chance for Zhilei to impress a US audience and promoter Lou Duva believes that Zhilei could be the most important Heavyweight since Wladimir Klitschko.
We hope to bring you more details when they are announced but for now we're just glad to see that a date has finally been announced for Zhilei's debut.
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