According to boxing record website boxrec.com there is a Chinese show set for September 30th and it looks like a really intriguing one with a WBA Super Bantamweight title fight headlining the show, along with another title fight and the ring return of one of China's brightest hopes along with two unbeaten compatriots.
The returning Chinese fighter is Qiu Xiao Jun (20-3, 9) [裘晓君], who was stopped earlier this year. The promising Jun isn't get an easy return from his loss and will instead take on the once beaten Filipino Robert Udtohan (23-1-3, 15), who will know that this is his chance to make a mark on the sport. Jun will be favoured but it's a stiff return for the "Chinese Dragon".
In another non-title bout Heavyweight hopeful Zhilei Zhang (11-0, 7) will be up against Beka Lobjanidze (14-4, 12). Some may recognise Lobjanidze's name and that's because the Georgian has been a journeyman through Europe in recent times sufferign stoppage losses to Dillian Whyte, Otto Wallin, Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora, with Chisora stopping him in 30 29 seconds last year. Zhilei, an Olympic Silver medal winner, should win here but it's hard to see what the 33 year is going to achieve in his career.
Another unbeaten Chinese fighter on the card is Fanlong Meng (8-0, 6), who faces Zura Mekereshvili (18-5, 14). The unbeaten Meng is looking to build on wins over Rob Powdrill and Daniel Judah from earlier this year, however he is with a tough guy who can punch. Mekereshvili has only been stopped once but has lost to almost every fighter with a winning record that he's faced. We suspect Meng will win with out too many issues, but it may not be the most exciting of bouts.
In one of the title bouts we'll see Xu Can (9-2) defending the WBA International Super Featherweight title against unbeaten Nicaraguan Ramiro Blanco (14-0-3, 7). For Can the bout will be his second defense, and he will be looking to build on wins against Isaias Santos Sampaio anmd Corey McConnell from earlier this year. Nicaraguan fighter Blanco is risking his unbeaten record in his first bout outside of his homeland. It's hard to see much of note on his record, though he did claim the WBA Fedecentro Featherweight title earlier this year.
The other title bout will see WBA Super Bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14) take on unbeaten Thai Nop Kratingdaenggym (17-0, 5) [ณพ ฐิติพงศกร]. Cermeno, who defeated Qiu Xiao Jun earlier this year by stoppage, will be returning to China for this bout which will be his first defense of the title. For Nop the bout is a very tough introduction to world class, however he has been one of the more under-rated and technically sound Thai's emerging through the ranks and certainly has the skills to go all the way, though this bout may have come too soon.
What we need to note is that we have to find anything from the Chinese press confirming the show, but given the wealth of details on boxrec it does seem like show is set in stone and hopefully Chinese confirmation, TV details and promotional material will be made available shortly!
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