Xiong Chaozhong

Xiong Chaozhong or Xiong Zhaozhong (born October 3, 1982) is a Chinese professional boxer. He is the first Chinese/Hmong to win a boxing world title, having held the WBC mini-flyweight title from 2012 to 2014.[1]

Xiong Chaozhong
Statistics
Nickname(s)Little Bear
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 0 in (152 cm)
Reach60+12 in (154 cm)
NationalityChinese
Born (1982-10-03) October 3, 1982 (age 38)
Wénshān, China
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights36
Wins27
Wins by KO14
Losses8
Draws1

Early lifeEdit

Xiong was born in rural Wénshān to two Hmong farmers. He was the second child. Xiong grew up in poverty and after one year in high school, he dropped out to find work to support his family. Xiong ended up working in coal mines and in a banana plantation.[2][3] Xiong used to scrap often in his youth and one of his cousins eventually convinced him to try boxing professionally, so Xiong moved to Kunming.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Xiong debuted as a pro shortly after arriving in Kunming, with a points draw against Yu Ling Feng on August 15, 2006. Xiong won his next 11 fights, eight of them by stoppage, and claimed the WBC-ABCO Continental light-flyweight title. However, he would drop the title in his first defense, losing a unanimous decision to Filipino journeyman Julius Alcos.[5] On May 26, 2009, Xiong challenged Daisuke Naito for the WBC flyweight title in Tokyo. Xiong had a considerable size disadvantage, but he was able to drop Naito in round 6. Per WBC rules, Xiong had two points deducted for accidental headbutts which opened cuts on Naito. Naito also had a point deduction after an accidental headbutt cut Xiong in round 10. Naito retained his title with a close unanimous decision (114-110, 114-111, 113-111) win.[6] Over the next three years, Xiong suffered two more losses in Japan, dropping decisions to Takuya Kogawa and Shin Ono.

Xiong defeated Javier Martínez Resendiz for the vacant WBC mini-flyweight title. This made him the first Chinese boxer to ever win a world title. The fight took place in Kunming. Xiong cut Martínez in the third round and outboxed him for most of the fight, winning a unanimous decision (116-114, 116-112 and 119-110).[1] Xiong's next fight took place in Dubai, where he faced Denver Cuello in a mandatory defense. Xiong was dropped in the first round. However, Cuello was unable to use his right hand because of a torn rotator cuff. Nevertheless, the fight remained close and Xiong won a narrow majority decision (113-113, 113-110, 115-112).[7] After a further defense, Xiong faced Oswaldo Novoa on February 2014. Xiong was stopped by technical knockout in round 5, losing his world title on his third defense.

On October 25, 2014, Xiong attempted to regain a world title, facing WBA mini-flyweight champion Hekkie Budler in Monaco. Budler and Xiong traded knockdowns in rounds 2 and 3. The rest of the fight remained close, but Budler retained with a unanimous decision win (114-112, 114-112, 118-108).[8] Xiong's final title challenge took place in 2018, when he faced WBA mini-flyweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart. Knockout outpointed Xiong to take a wide unanimous decision win (118-110, 118-110, 116-112). Xiong announced his retirement after the fight.[9]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
36 fights 27 wins 8 losses
By knockout 14 1
By decision 13 7
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Loss 27–8–1   Knockout CP Freshmart UD 12 27 Jul 2018   Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China For WBA mini-flyweight title
35 Win 27–7–1   Panya Pradabsri MD 12 3 Oct 2017   University Gym, Datong, China Won vacant WBA International mini-flyweight title
34 Loss 26–7–1   Jose Antonio Jimenez SD 12 25 May 2016   Diamond Court, Beijing, China
33 Win 26–6–1   Crison Omayao UD 10 18 Sep 2015   Yageer Gymnasium, Ningbo, China Retained WBC International mini-flyweight title;
Won vacant OPBF mini-flyweight title
32 Win 25–6–1   Hiroya Yamamoto UD 10 22 Feb 2015   Wenshan, China Won vacant WBC International mini-flyweight title
31 Loss 24–6–1   Hekkie Budler UD 12 25 Oct 2014   Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco For WBA and IBO mini-flyweight titles
30 Win 24–5–1   Jack Amisa RTD 9 (10), 3:00 25 Jul 2014   Central South University of Forestry and Technology Gym, Changsha, China
29 Win 23–5–1   Roilo Golez TKO 5 (10), 2:39 16 May 2014   City Gymnasium, Nanyang, China
28 Loss 22–5–1   Oswaldo Novoa TKO 5 (12), 2:36 5 Feb 2014   City Hall, Haikou, China Lost WBC mini-flyweight title
27 Win 22–4–1   Lookrak Kiatmungmee TKO 5 (12), 1:59 30 Nov 2013   Maguan, China Retained WBC mini-flyweight title
26 Win 21–4–1   Denver Cuello MD 12 28 Jun 2013   World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE Retained WBC mini-flyweight title
25 Win 20–4–1   Javier Martínez Resendiz UD 12 24 Nov 2012   City Stadium, Kunming, China Won vacant WBC mini-flyweight title
24 Win 19–4–1   Osvaldo Razon UD 12 12 Jun 2012   City Stadium, Kunming, China Won vacant WBC Silver light-flyweight title
23 Loss 18–4–1   Shin Ono UD 8 22 Apr 2012   Tateyama Gym, Toyama, Japan
22 Win 18–3–1   Guy-Hun Lee KO 4 (12), 2:00 25 Mar 2012   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
21 Win 17–3–1   Daisuke Iida UD 12 19 Nov 2011   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China Won WBC–CBZ light-flyweight title
20 Win 16–3–1   Rodel Tejares SD 12 27 Jun 2011   Huili, China Retained interim WBC–ABCO light-flyweight title
19 Win 15–3–1   Pongpan Patanakan Gym KO 4 (12), 0:23 18 Dec 2010   City Stadium, Kunming, China Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific and interim WBC–ABCO light-flyweight titles
18 Win 14–3–1   Yasuaki Sato UD 10 9 Jul 2010   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China Retained WBC–ABCO Continental light-flyweight title
17 Win 13–3–1   Herrio Patakomgym KO 3 (10) 24 Jan 2010   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China Won vacant WBC–ABCO Continental light-flyweight title
16 Loss 12–3–1   Takuya Kogawa UD 10 7 Jul 2009   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
15 Loss 12–2–1   Daisuke Naito UD 12 26 May 2009   Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan For WBC flyweight title
14 Win 12–1–1   Zhao Kang Jia UD 8 17 Dec 2008   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
13 Loss 11–1–1   Julius Alcos UD 12 6 Nov 2008   Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China Lost WBC–ABCO Continental light-flyweight title
12 Win 11–0–1   Yang Chao TKO 7 (8) 26 Jul 2008   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
11 Win 10–0–1   Numchai Taksinisan KO 1 (12) 21 Mar 2008   Luzhou, China Won vacant WBCABCO Continental light-flyweight title
10 Win 9–0–1   Lin Guo Wei KO 1 (6) 1 Dec 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
9 Win 8–0–1   Numchai Kiatpaiboun UD 6 9 Oct 2007   Sichuan Statium Center, Chengdu, China
8 Win 7–0–1   Li Beng KO 2 (6) 25 Aug 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
7 Win 6–0–1   Zhou Hai Feng KO 5 (6) 14 Jul 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
6 Win 5–0–1   Bai Jun KO 2 (6), 1:58 8 Jun 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
5 Win 4–0–1   Zhang Rong Zhe TKO 6 (10) 21 Apr 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
4 Win 3–0–1   Wang Xin Yu UD 6 24 Mar 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
3 Win 2–0–1   Zhang Rong Zhe TKO 2 (6), 1:23 26 Jan 2007   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
2 Win 1–0–1   Zhang Rong Zhe MD 4 21 Dec 2006   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China
1 Draw 0–0–1   Yu Ling Feng PTS 4 15 Aug 2006   EXPO Garden Hotel, Kunming, China

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Patrick Scally. "Xiong wins WBC world title". GoKunming. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  2. ^ http://newamericamedia.org/2013/09/china-crowned-first-world-champion-in-historic-fight.php
  3. ^ http://en.kunming.cn/index/content/2012-11/26/content_3141232.htm
  4. ^ https://hmongsociety.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/interview-with-xiong-chaozhong-chinas-first-miao-hmong-boxer/
  5. ^ http://www.asianboxing.info/xiong-zhao-zhong.html
  6. ^ http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Daisuke_Naito_vs._Xiong_Zhao_Zhong
  7. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/sports/boxing/315089/xiong-zhao-zhong-defeats-denver-cuello-by-majority-decision-retains-wbc-105-lb-title/story/
  8. ^ https://www.gokunming.com/en/blog/item/3340/xiong_loses_title_shot_in_monaco
  9. ^ https://www.fightful.com/boxing/knockout-cp-freshmart-retains-wba-minimumweight-title-china

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Kazuto Ioka
WBC mini-flyweight champion
November 24, 2012 – February 5, 2014
Succeeded by
Oswaldo Novoa