China is known for its amazing art, craft, and technology, but it also has a long history of producing incredible boxers. Over the years, China has produced some of the finest boxers who have gone on to win multiple championships and bring accolades to the country. Let's take a look at some of the best boxers from China.
Zou Shiming is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time world amateur boxing champion from China. He made his professional debut in 2013 and went on to win the WBO flyweight title in 2016, becoming the first Chinese boxer to win a world championship belt. Shiming's skills and perseverance have made him one of the best boxers to come out of China.
Xiong Chaozhong is the first-ever Chinese boxer to win a world professional boxing title. He won the WBC minimumweight title in 2012 and held on to it until 2014. Xiong had an impressive record of 28 wins and just two losses before retiring in 2017. He is now a coach and promoter.
Yang Lianhui is a legendary figure in Chinese boxing history. He won a gold medal at the 1982 Asian Games and became the first Chinese boxer to win an Olympic medal, a bronze, in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics. Yang was also the first Chinese boxer to compete in a world championship, in 1978.
Qiao Hong is a retired Chinese female boxer who dominated the women's boxing scene in the 1990s. She won the gold medal in the 1996 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the silver medal at the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Qiao also won two gold medals at the Asian Games and the first women's boxing world cup. She paved the way for female boxing in China and inspired many young boxers.
Olympic medalists: Zong Ju Cai, Li Haojie, and Dingko Singh
China has produced several Olympic medalists in boxing over the years. Zong Ju Cai won China's first-ever Olympic medal in boxing, a bronze, at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Li Haojie won the silver medal in the heavyweight division at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, while Dingko Singh, although from India, is an inspiration to many in China as he won the gold medal in the bantamweight category at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, defeating the then-World Champion.
China has a strong history in boxing, with several boxers who have made a name for themselves on the world stage. These mentioned boxers are just a few examples of the many talented fighters from China. They have helped to inspire a new generation of boxers in China and around the world.