Three-time Chinese Olympic medalist Zou Shiming, the most decorated Chinese amateur boxer ever, is turning professional under the promotion of Top Rank's Bob Arum.
When Lennox Lewis tells a heavyweight British boxer to do something, that boxer usually listens.
Light flyweight Zou Shiming of China opened defense of his Beijing gold medal with a 14-11 victory over Yosbany Veitia of Cuba on Saturday in the Olympic boxing tournament.
China's Olympic light flyweight gold medalist, Zou Shiming, will retain his amateur status and box at the 2012 Games in London, a state newspaper reported Wednesday.
Zou Shiming has won China's first gold medal in boxing.
Light-flyweight Zou Shiming and light-heavyweight Zhang Xiaoping won semifinal places on a wild night Tuesday to give China a tally of three Olympic boxing medals since they picked up their first in 2004.