Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/23/13
February 10 may mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year -- the Year of the Snake -- but January 23 will be known as the day the Era of Zou began.  Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced the signing of two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming. Arum made the announcement today at a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel Bejing. Credit: Top Rank "Zou is an incredible talent who is beloved in the People's Republic of China," said Arum. "We at Top Rank will make every effort to make certain that he has a spectacular career as a professional boxer." Shiming, 31, one of the most popular Olympic athletes in the People's Republic of China, is the world's greatest amateur light flyweight, capturing gold medals in the World Amateur Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2011 while capturing gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  He also owns an Olympic Bronze Medal from the 2004 games, making him his nation's first Olympic medali...
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