Championship boxing returns to China on Sunday, September 27th, when two aspiring boxers clash for the vacant WBC China bantamweight championship title, in the central Chinese city of Chuxiong.
First up, let’s talk about 27-year old Chunhua Yang, who has amassed a professional fight record of four wins and a draw since turning to the pro ranks in 2018. The boxer, hailing from the rugged mountainy region of Yunan province, a former soldier and fireman, is following his long-held dream of becoming a professional boxer and to win a coveted WBC China title.
Chunhua is described by local boxing media and regional boxing aficionados as a smart technician inside the squared circle. The undefeated pugilist stated in the pre-fight buildup that he is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to capture the WBC China bantamweight championship strap.
His opponent, Longyi Hu, at 21-years old, with a professional boxing record of four wins out of four outings, will be looking to utilize his youth and speed to outwork and outgun Chuhua in his quest to capture a coveted WBC China green and gold belt.
The boxer from Sichuan province, Western China, has been involved in sports since early childhood. Once he graduated from high school, there was only one thing on his mind and that was to become a professional boxer. He picked up the gloves aged 16. Turned pro age 17. And just five years later he challenging a WBC China title. In between his gruelling training camp, he works as a boxing coach for white-collar workers in his local gym.
Longyi is a puncher, a hard-hitting puncher, with a focus on aggression and sharp output with the view to ending fights as early as possible. Another rising star on the Chinese boxing scene, Longyi will be looking to add the scalp of Chunhua to his fledging pugilistic career.
The scene is set. The technician, Chunhua, versus the hard-hitting Longyi. Can the youthful enthusiasm overcome the former military man? We will find out on Sunday the 27th of September when these two local prospects clash for WBC China championship glory on the promotion hosted by former WBC Asian Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Zhiyu Wu.