Professional boxing made a triumphant return in Shanghai, China, with a four-fight card at the Changxi International Tech Innovation Industry Park.
The headline contest featured two of the country’s aspiring pugilists squaring off for the vacant WBC China flyweight championship Belt. Sheng Peng, the favourite going into the showdown, was against the perceived underdog, Xiaokang Song, in an intriguing matchup.
The scheduled ten-rounder went the distance, and that distance deserved a standing ovation after thrifty minutes of pulsating back and forth action. From the onset of the opening bell, both fighters fought a terrific contest.
After the final bell rang, unfancied Xioakang had his hand raised in victory to become the new WBC China flyweight champion taking the nod on two of the judge’s scorecards. The third judge scored the contest a draw.