It is reported on ABS-CBN that Chinese two-time Olympic medalist boxer Zou Shiming will train side-by- side with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.
Shiming 1-0 (KO 0) will face Jesus Ortega of Mexico on July 27 in Cotai Arena, Venitian Casino in Macau China. And will be back in the same arena to fight on the undercard of Pacquiao-Rios on November 23.
Shiming won his professional boxing debut in April against Eleazar Valenzuela in the same arena.
Although the report did not indicate when Shiming will travel to Philippines, but I believe this will be after his July 27 fight because obviously Pacquiao did not start yet his training camp for the Rios fight. It is most likely that they will train together for the preparation for their respective fight in November.
According to Shiming it is a great honor to train with Pacquiao in the Philippines.
It is a busy year for Shiming who fought last April, scheduled to come back on July 27, and again on the under-card for Pacquiao-Rios on November 23. With tremendous backing from Top Rank honcho Bob Arum, I will not be surprised, that in just a couple of wins he will be in line for the ‘world championships’.