Brian Viloria and Larry Merchant added to Zou Shiming's LA Boxing Workout - Doghouse Boxing News

Brian Viloria and Larry Merchant added to Zou Shiming's LA Boxing Workout
By Special to Doghouse Boxing (March 19, 2013)

Larry Mercant
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. -  Two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion ZOU SHIMING, his Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM, will host a Media Workout This Wednesday!  March 20, at the Wild Card Boxing Club (1123 North Vine St. - one block north of Santa Monica Blvd. -- Hollywood, Calif. 90038), beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT.  Shiming is in his final weeks of training for his historic professional debut.  Joining them and making themselves available for interviews will be World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion BRIAN "Hawaiian Punch" VILORIA and Hall of Fame broadcasting journalist LARRY MERCHANT. 

Interviews with Shiming and Roach will take place before the workout.

  World championship boxing will make its debut in Macau with ZOU SHIMING:  "Fists of Gold," featuring two world title fights and headlined by the professional debut of the Peoples Republic of China's Olympic icon Zou Shiming.  This brilliant event will be televised to the U.S. on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT, on HBO2.  Calling the action from ringside, from the CotaiArena™, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, will be broadcasting icons Tim Ryan and Larry Merchant and two-time heavyweight champion Big George Foreman.

              The telecast will also feature two-time WBO junior lightweight champion ROMAN "Rocky" MARTINEZ defending his title against undefeated No. 1 contender DIEGO MAGDALENO and Viloria defending his unified flyweight titles against Top-10- contender JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA.        

            One of the most popular Olympic athletes in the People's Republic of China, Shiming is the world's greatest amateur light flyweight, capturing gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. In the 2005, 2007, and 2011 World Amateur Championships, Shiming also brought home gold medals, making him his nation’s first boxing gold medalist in the World Amateur Championships and Olympics.  He became his nation’s first Olympic medalist in boxing when he earned bronze in 2004.  

            Known for his extraordinary speed and superb footwork, thanks to years of martial-arts training, many of Shiming's opponents complain that they cannot keep up with him, much less see his punches coming. He has stated that his heroes are Muhammad Ali and Jackie Chan.  


            Presented by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., tickets to ZOU SHIMING: "Fists of Gold” are on sale now at all Sands China box offices*.  

            ZOU SHIMING "Fists of Gold” kicks off at 7 pm on April 6 at the CotaiArena. Tickets are on sale now at all Sands China box offices and can be booked online at, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / +86 4001 206 618 (mainland China). Tickets are also available at Tom Lee Outlets and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies) at, or by phone at +852 3128 8288. Tickets are available in six categories: HKD/MOP 2,680 (Silver), 1,080 (A Reserve), 780 (B Reserve), 480 (C Reserve), 280 (D Reserve) and 80 (E Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 2,768 (Silver), 1,168 (A Reserve), 868 (B Reserve), 568 (C Reserve) and 368 (D Reserve). For more information about the event, visit  

  Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

  The 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

  The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.  

The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.  

With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

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