Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 2/11/14
Championship boxing makes its 2014 debut at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena. IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel "Titere" Vazquez, of Mexico, and two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming headline "Ring of Gold," Saturday, February 22. Vazquez will defend his title against undefeated top-rated contender Denis "Ghengis Khan" Shafikov, of Russia, and Shiming will risk his undefeated record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned Yokthong Kokietgym Thailand. Both fights will be televised on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Rounding out the troika of 2012 Olympic gold medalists will be Ryoata Murata and Egor Mekhontsev, from Japan and Russia, respectively, in separate bouts on the non-televised undercard. It is exceptional for so many Olympic gold medalists to be featured on the same boxing card. The "Ring of Gold" undercard will also feature former world champion and current No. 2-rated contender Akifumi "Sugar" Shimoda of Japan, in a 12-round Word Boxing Organization
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