Over the last few years the Chinese boxing scene has grown with the likes of Qiu Xiao Jun becoming an attraction in the country. Despite the growing scene however it is still Zou Shiming (6-1, 1) who is regarded as the countries biggest boxing name and the one Chinese based fighters who can get some attention from the West, mainly due to his relationship with American promoter Top Rank.
Yesterday it was revealed that Shiming, who has been inactive since losing to Amnat Ruenroeng in March, would be returning to the ring on January 23rd in a bout set to take place in Shanghai.
For Shiming it marks his debut on the Chinese mainland after having had all 7 of his previous bouts in Macau. The change in venue has come about for several reasons, including the drop in the Macau economy and growth of Top Rank in Shanghai, where they have held multiple low level events this year.
Whilst we now know when Shiming will return it's unclear on who he will be facing, however it's unlikely to be anyone too dangerous for Shiming's return considering the loss last time out.
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