Tomorrow Chinese fans will get the chance to see a unique show that matches fighters from the traditional world of professional boxing and the AIBA's two professional codes, the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) and the World Series Boxing (WSB). The main event of the card will see former WBC Minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (26-6-1, 14) [熊朝忠] and APB champion Lu Bin [呂斌].
Today the two men weighed in for the bout at 48.75kg, just below Bin's usual weight of 49kg's and a bit above Zhong's usual fighting weight, of 47.6kg. The bout is expected to favour Bin who is the much taller man, the naturally heavier man and will be fighting with gloves that he is used to, as both men will be using APB style 10oz gloves. From what we understand however the bout will be scheduled for 10 rounds and that could favour Zhiong who has experience of going 10 and even 123 rounds.
As well as the brilliant main event the show will feature other "cross-code" bouts, including a bout between "traditional" professional Xinghua Wang (12-13-1) [王兴华] and APB fighter Zhang Jiawei [张家玮], in another 10 rounder and a 6 round bout between professional Sun Xiang Xiang (7-0, 5) [孙想想] and WSB fighter Diaojian Hao [刁剑豪]
For those interested this show will be aired tomorrow on CCTV5 from 19:00 local time.
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