Zhilei Zhang (22-0) & Matchroom/DAZN...

is Hearn/Matchroom making moves into the Chinese market?

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Jun 4, 2013
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I can't believe Roc Nation is still a fucking thing! :rofl

I thought they got ran off boxing. No, I don't think he's making a move into the Chinese market. I don't think Zhang is going anywhere. Speaking of Chinese markets, what the fuck ever happened to Junlong Zhang!? I checked his BoxRec, and he hasn't fought since 2017!

Makes me a bit sad because I was hoping he'd be the truth. I mean he has impressive stoppages: Gavern, Ramirez, Dos Santos, and Arias.

Also, too bad Shiming wasn't the truth. It would've been nice to see more fighters out of China. Also, I just looked up Rex Tso. Whatever happened to him too. Tso was probably the most promising boxer coming out of China.
 
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I can't believe Roc Nation is still a fucking thing! :rofl

I thought they got ran off boxing. No, I don't think he's making a move into the Chinese market. I don't think Zhang is going anywhere. Speaking of Chinese markets, what the fuck ever happened to Junlong Zhang!? I checked his BoxRec, and he hasn't fought since 2017!

Makes me a bit sad because I was hoping he'd be the truth. I mean he has impressive stoppages: Gavern, Ramirez, Dos Santos, and Arias.

Also, too bad Shiming wasn't the truth. It would've been nice to see more fighters out of China. Also, I just looked up Rex Tso. Whatever happened to him too. Tso was probably the most promising boxer coming out of China.
Tso had to retire because of a detatched retina or something. Same sort of situation for Shiming funnily enough (well it's not funny, but you know what I mean).

Maybe they finally caught on to Zhang and his, shall we say, questionable fights? :yep

I think Chinese boxing will become more prominent in the next 5-10 years. Shiming and Chaozhong Xiong both opened the door for boxing over there, and it's growing quite rapidly at the moment.
 
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beadybea

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Zhilei Zhang's last fight in China took place in a half empty leisure centre and wasn't broadcast on Chinese TV. Things can change for sure (I'm no expert in how events work in China) but I don't think he's a great way to get into the Chinese market.

Zhang Jun Long gets far more press in China (his bouts aren't televised either but he makes news bulletins and is in the printed news once a week or so). He's been in training with Holyfield since his last fight, he was supposed to have a bout in Australia a few weeks ago but the opponent was refused a visa. I'd expect to see him in action soon and possibly outside of China.
 
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DB Cooper

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I can't believe Roc Nation is still a fucking thing! :rofl

I thought they got ran off boxing. No, I don't think he's making a move into the Chinese market. I don't think Zhang is going anywhere. Speaking of Chinese markets, what the fuck ever happened to Junlong Zhang!? I checked his BoxRec, and he hasn't fought since 2017!

Makes me a bit sad because I was hoping he'd be the truth. I mean he has impressive stoppages: Gavern, Ramirez, Dos Santos, and Arias.

Also, too bad Shiming wasn't the truth. It would've been nice to see more fighters out of China. Also, I just looked up Rex Tso. Whatever happened to him too. Tso was probably the most promising boxer coming out of China.
Junlong Zhang was absolute shite :lol:
 
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ant-man

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These Chinese boxers need to up their name game.

Get something a bit more catchy.

Zhilei Zhang isn't it bro. :nono
 
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Convinced Hearn wants to enter the Chinese market to get Corona and pass it onto Frank Warren. Heard it here first!

Actually think Eddie vs Frank in a dust up is a better line up than Matchroom this autumn. ESPN+/Top Rank really outgunning him.
 
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Convinced Hearn wants to enter the Chinese market to get Corona and pass it onto Frank Warren. Heard it here first!

Actually think Eddie vs Frank in a dust up is a better line up than Matchroom this autumn. ESPN+/Top Rank really outgunning him.
Dubois vs another taxi driver on the undercard with Kugan vs Tyan Booth as the UK KSI/Logan Paul alternative. 20 quid a pop.
 
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I'm kind of surprised promoters are still taking on fighters during this time, especially ones that have ties to DAZN. Here I thought Hearn would also lay low with Canelo suing DAZN. Well, I guess we'll see what happens.
 
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I'm kind of surprised promoters are still taking on fighters during this time, especially ones that have ties to DAZN. Here I thought Hearn would also lay low with Canelo suing DAZN. Well, I guess we'll see what happens.
DAZN's stable was/is simply too big to service. Some top tier guys that slipped through and money spunked on soft champions (Tevin Farmer etc).
 
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DAZN's stable was/is simply too big to service. Some top tier guys that slipped through and money spunked on soft champions (Tevin Farmer etc).
And here they've added another one that doesn't bring much profit in... They'll build cards around Zhang like they did with Farmer, but I have huge doubts this dude will sell tickets or watches.
 
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Zhang will be used as little more than a gimmick for a fight or two, then fed to Bakole or Hrgovic.

He is not a marketable fighter in China, he's too old to become one, and is 38 next year.

Shame as there was some talent there.

There's a Polish based Chinese record who's 1-0 but looked rather promising, if you really want a Chinese heavy to get behind.