Over the past few weeks we've been building towards a major card in Shanghai, which will take place this weekend. The card, promoted by Top Rank, will feature 9 bouts in total with the main event being a WBO International Flyweight title fight between Zou Shiming (6-1, 1) [鄒市明] and Natan Santana Coutinho (12-0, 10).
The bout list confirmed many of the bouts we knew would be on the card, including a Middleweight bout between Ryota Murata (8-0, 5) [村田 諒太] and Argentinian veteran Gaston Alejandro Vega (24-10-1, 10), however it also featured a surprise.
That surprise was the fact that IK Yang (19-1-0-1, 14) [杨连慧] supposed bout with unbeaten Thai Chalermpol Singwancha (16-0, 12) [เฉลิมพล สิงห์วังชา] wasn't going to take place on the show as originally rumoured.
The bout has been called off following an injury, in practice, suffered by Yang. The Chinese crazy man was supposed to be returning to the ring for the first time since his loss Cesar Rene Cuenca last year.
Despite the cancellation it seems likely the men will face off later in the year, with the the bout hopefully being re-arranged, with a possible March date being mentioned by the Thai media, who seem to have been informed that the bout will now take in Macau.
For those interested in the bout sheet it can be seen below
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