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Zhang Zhilei (Chinese: 张志磊; pinyin: Zhāng Zhìlěi; born May 2, 1983) is a Chinese professional boxer who competes as a heavyweight. As an amateur he won a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, both in the super-heavyweight division.

Zhang Zhilei
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Real name张 志磊
Nickname(s)Big Bang
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
NationalityChinese
Born (1983-05-02) May 2, 1983 (age 36)
Zhoukou, Henan, China
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights20
Wins20
Wins by KO16
Losses0

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Amateur careerEdit

2003 the southpaw lost in the first round of the World Championship to Polish fellow southpaw Grzegorz Kiełsa 22:8.

At the 2004 World University Boxing Championships he lost the final to Rustam Saidov.

2005 at the World Championships in his home country he beat Vugar Alekperov 20:11 before losing to eventual winner Odlanier Solis (17:7)

Zhang lost at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships to Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov in the semifinals but qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. There he settled for silver, losing the final by KO to Italy's Roberto Cammarelle.

At the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships he again lost the semi to a Ukraininan in Roman Kapitanenko 2:5.

He qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London but was defeated by British boxer Anthony Joshua in the quarter finals on points.

On March 10, 2014 in New York City, Zhang Zhilei announced that he would be turning pro. Zhang signed a promotional agreement with Dynasty Boxing, which is a promotional firm that specializes in the Chinese market.

Zhilei knocked out Curtis Tate in the first 17 seconds of round one in his pro debut in Fallon, Nevada on August 8, 2014 and as of April 2016 has amassed a professional record of 8-0.

Olympic Games resultsEdit

2008 (as a Super heavyweight)

2012 (as a Super heavyweight)

World Championships resultsEdit

2003 (as a Super heavyweight)

2005 (as a Super heavyweight)

2007 (as a Super heavyweight)

2009 (as a Super heavyweight)

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
20 fights 20 wins 0 losses
By knockout 16 0
By decision 4 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
20 Win 20–0   Don Haynesworth TKO 3 (10), 1:48 28 Sep 2018   Social Work College Gymnasium, Changsha, China Retained WBO Oriental heavyweight title
19 Win 19–0   Eugen Buchmueller KO 1 (10), 1:03 20 Jul 2018   WinnaVegas Casino Resort, Sloan, Iowa, U.S.
18 Win 18–0   Byron Polley TKO 1 (10), 2:30 23 Sep 2017   Hartman Arena, Park City, Kansas, U.S.
17 Win 17–0   Nick Guivas TKO 1 (10), 2:43 5 Aug 2017   Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
16 Win 16–0   Curtis Harper TKO 1 (8), 2:34 26 May 2017   Hotel & Club, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
15 Win 15–0   Mark Brown KO 1 (8), 2:03 29 Apr 2017   CenterStage@NoDa, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
14 Win 14–0   Peter Graham KO 1 (10), 2:58 21 Jan 2017   Hebei Sports Venue, Shijiazhuang, China Won vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title
13 Win 13–0   Galen Brown TKO 2 (6), 1:50 10 Dec 2016   Marina Bay SportsPlex, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
12 Win 12–0   Gogita Gorgiladze TKO 1 (8), 1:17 30 Sep 2016   Wenzhou Gymnasium, Wenzhou, China
11 Win 11–0   Rodney Hernandez UD 6 22 Jul 2016   Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
10 Win 10–0   Jamal Woods TKO 2 (6), 0:41 11 Jun 2016   Marina Bay SportsPlex, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
9 Win 9–0   John Orr TKO 1 (6), 2:27 13 May 2016   D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.
8 Win 8–0   Tyree Ortiz TKO 3 (4), 2:14 26 Mar 2016   Oracle Arena, Oakland, California U.S.
7 Win 7–0   David Koswara TKO 1 (6), 0:37 20 Feb 2016   Lanzhou, China
6 Win 6–0   Juan Goode UD 4 21 Nov 2015   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0   Dennis Benson TKO 6 (6), 0:56 15 Aug 2015   The Playground, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
4 Win 4–0   Glenn Thomas UD 4 6 Jun 2015   Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0   Eric George UD 4 14 Mar 2015   Jersey City Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
2 Win 2–0   Perry Filkins TKO 1 (4), 1:10 17 Jan 2015   Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, U.S.
1 Win 1–0   Curtis Lee Tate TKO 1 (4), 0:17 8 Aug 2014   Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, Nevada, U.S.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Joseph Parker
WBO Oriental heavyweight champion
21 Jan 2017 – present
Incumbent