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Beaten Zou vows to win back world title

SHANGHAI, China -- Chinese boxing star Zou Shiming vowed Monday to "fight until my last breath" to recover the title he lost in Shanghai when he was knocked out in his first defense of the WBO flyweight crown.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou was a strong favorite to beat Sho Kimura on Friday, but he ran out of juice as the fight wore on and the younger Japanese silenced a rowdy home crowd with an 11th-round upset victory.

Zou Shiming of China.
Zou, whose professional record now stands 9-2 (two KOs), might be in the twilight of his career at 36 but he still wants his belt back.

"I believe in fate, but am not resigned to it. I will go on fighting until my last breath," he posted early on Monday on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter.

"A man must keep fighting to recover what he has lost."

Zou won the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight belt in November in Las Vegas, but since turning professional in 2013 he has largely failed to replicate the dominant form of a hugely successful amateur career that included two Olympic golds and three world titles.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/31/17/beaten-zou-vows-to-win-back-world-title

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