Kimura stuns China’s Zou to win WBO flyweight title

first_imgMOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Zou, 36, a two-time Olympic gold medallist who only turned pro in 2013 after a long and brilliant amateur career, drops to 9-2 as a pro. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Gavina lashes out at Kia after poor showing in the 4th against TNT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Things looked grim for Kimura by the sixth round when Zou’s slashing left hook tore a gash next to the Japanese fighter’s right eye, forcing a temporary stoppage as the ring doctor examined the bloody cut.Zou continued over the next few rounds to batter Kimura, who has said he works part-time delivering beer for a restaurant and was quoted this week saying he was fighting in honour of his late mother.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut Kimura (now 15-1-2) kept piling forward and he sent Zou crumpling to the canvas in the 11th round after unleashing a barrage of punches.The shock defeat was a bitter letdown for Zou, who was promoting the fight himself and chose his homeland for his first title defence as part of his aim to raise boxing’s profile in China. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This photo taken on July 13, 2017 shows Chinese boxer Zou Shiming (L) training at a gym in Shanghai. AFP PHOTO / STR / TO GO WITH Box-CHN-fly-Zou,INTERVIEW by Peter STEBBINGS / Japan’s unheralded Sho Kimura stunned Chinese star Zou Shiming with an 11th-round knockout that saw the part-time restaurant worker snatch the WBO world flyweight title in Shanghai on Friday.Zou, making his first defence of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) crown he won last year, appeared well on his way to victory, using his experience to repeatedly make Kimura miss while peppering the challenger with counter-punches.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img