Earlier today Golden Boy Promotions been announced that Chinese Heavyweight Taishan Dong (3-0, 2) would be back in the ring on May 9th as he battles on the under-card of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's fight with James Kirkland in Houston Texas.
For those who aren't aware Dong is a 7" tall Chinese fighter who has captured the attention of the American boxing media are been showed cased on TV as a slight freak show of a fighter. Although he's incredibly tall and rangy the 26 year old is still merely a boxing baby and will be several years from really making an impact against meaningful opponent. As a result of his inexperience he's being matched relatively easily and his May 9th bout will see him taking on the 31 year old Ronny Hale (3-7, 3). Hale has scored all his wins by stoppage inside a minute, but has been stopped 6 times himself, in fact he's lost every time an opponent has lasted more than a full minute.
This bout will be the first time Dong has fought outside of California as a professional boxer though it's clear that Golden Boy will do their best to show off the fighter in various locales due to the intrigue he brings. Hopefully he does develop into a star though at the moment it's clear he's still more of a gimmick attraction than a genuine prospect.
For those who haven't yet seen Dong we have included his most recent bout, a contest against Roy McCrary, below.
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