Last week we reported that Chinese star Zou Shiming (7-1, 2) [邹市明] was set to make his US debut on June 11th. Today we can reveal that his opponent for that bout will be Hungarian teenager Jozsef Ajtai (15-2, 10), who will be fighting for the 18th time in just 13 months.
Whilst Shiming is well known through boxing circles for his stellar amateur career this will be his first professional outside of Asia, and only his second bout outside of Macao where the hope was to make him into a star.
Whilst Ajtai isn't well known he has faced two fighters of some recognition. One of those was Welshman Andrew Selby, a very promising British fighter and a former amateur stand out, with Selby stopping him in 2 rounds. The other was Szilveszter Kanalas, who took a split decision over Ajtai last year, Kanalasa was of course battered by Iwan Zoda earlier this year. Aged 19 he is being uber active but sadly this looks likely to be another defeat for the Hungarian fighter who has likely found his level around the top of the Hungarian amateur scene.
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