Champions of Gold
19 July 2014 (Saturday)
Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon ZOU SHIMING and undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation GUILLERMO "El Chacal" RIGONDEAUX will headline Champions of Gold – world championship boxing's return to The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.
Rigondeaux will be defending his titles against top-five contender and two-time world title challenger SOD LOOKNONGYANTOY of Thailand. The undercard will feature former three-time world champion BRIAN VILORIA, undefeated NABF/NABO super middleweight champion GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ, 2012 Russian Olympic gold medallist EGOR MEKHONTSEV, plus local favourites REX "The Wonder Kid" TSO, IK YANG and “The Macao Kid” NG KUOK KUN, each in separate bouts.
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|Time:||18 July 2014 (Friday) 3:00pm|
*Note: Admissions will be granted only to persons aged 21 and above.
|Time:||19 July 2014 (Saturday) 5:30pm|
|Ticket Prices:||MOP/HKD 4680 (GOLD Reserve)|
| MOP/HKD 1680 (SILVER Reserve)
MOP/HKD 1280 (Bronze Reserve)
MOP/HKD 980 (A Reserve)
MOP/HKD 580 (B Reserve)
MOP/HKD 280 (C Reserve)
MOP/HKD 80 (D Reserve)
|Ticket and||MOP/HKD 4768 (Gold Reserve)|
|Ferry Package:||MOP/HKD 1768 (Silver Reserve)|
|MOP/HKD 1368 (Bronze Reserve)|
|MOP/HKD 1068 (A Reserve)|
|MOP/HKD 668 (B Reserve)|
|MOP/HKD 368 (C Reserve)|
|*Package not available for D Reserve|
*Note: Admissions will be granted only to persons aged 13 and above.
All fighters and event details are subject to change.
Ticket limit = 8 tickets per person
Note: All purchasers must adhere to this ticket limit. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by Cotai Ticketing™ in its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, billing address or credit card.
Hotel and Ticket Packages including two Champions of Gold tickets + hotel room, starting from just MOP/HKD3,800++*.
Champions of Gold package includes:
- One night accommodation for two
- Two tickets to the event
*Prices vary by hotels and ticket level, as below:
|Hotel||Ticket Level||Starting Price|
|The Venetian Macao||Silver Reserve||MOP/HKD$4,960++|
|Conrad Macao, Cotai Central||Gold Reserve||MOP/HKD$9,660++|
|Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central||Silver Reserve||MOP/HKD$4,640++|
|Holiday Inn Macao, Cotai Central||Bronze Reserve||MOP/HKD$3,800++|
|Book Your Package By Phone:|
|Macao||+853 2882 8818|
|Hong Kong||+852 6333 6660|
|China||4001 20 6618|
*Great value round-trip Cotai Water Jet ferry travel between Hong Kong and Macao is also available. Please contact us for details.
*Book additional nights and enjoy exclusive special rates on your stay.
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*Bookings are on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability.
(Davao City, Philippines)
|Light Heavyweight||6 ROUNDS|
|TBA||VS.||MARK ANTHONY GERALDO
(Valencia City, Philippines)
|Super Flyrweight||8 ROUNDS|
|JOSE ALFREDO ZUNIGA
(Hong Kong, China)
|RACHAMONGKOL SOR PLEONCHIT
|Super Lightweight||8-6 ROUNDS|
(Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
|VS.||KUOK KUN NG
|Super Welterweight||6/4 ROUNDS|
(Miami, Florida, USA)
|WBA * WBO Super Bantamweight Title||12 ROUNDS|
(Kogarah, New Zealand)
|NABO/NABF Super Middleweight Title||10 ROUNDS|
|LUIS DE LA ROSA
|WBO International Flyweight Title||10 ROUNDS|
*All fighters and event details are subject to change.
Download Bout Sheet
ZOU SHIMING (4-0, 1 KO) , from Guizhou, China, and trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, won his professional debut April 6, 2013 at Fists of Gold, via a dominant four-round unanimous decision over gritty Eleazar Valenzuela. All of his professional bouts have taken place at the Cotai Arena. One of the most popular Olympic athletes in China, Zou was the world's greatest amateur light flyweight, capturing gold medals in the World Amateur Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2011, along with 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 medallist in boxing as well as its first boxing gold medallist in the World Amateur Championships and the Olympics. He will be graduating to a 10-round bout against an opponent who will be named shortly, taking Zou one step closer to a world title challenge.
GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX (13-0, 8 KOs), of Miami, Florida, returns to the ring making his 2014 debut. Last year he unified the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) 122-pound titles by defeating 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire April 13, 2013, at a sold-out Radio City Music Hall in New York. Most recently, defeating former two-time world champion Joseph Agbeko December 7 via a dominant unanimous decision.
SOD LOOKNONGYANTOY (61-2-1, 25 KOs), of Srithep, Thailand, has twice challenged for the WBO junior featherweight, losing to Daniel De Leon both times, in 2005 and 2006. Since then he has fashioned an eight-year, 35-bout unbeaten streak, which has included Asian, WBO Asia-Pacific and WBA Pan Asian 122-pound title victories. He is currently world-rated No. 5 by the WBO and No. 8 by the WBA.
BRIAN VILORIA (32-4, 19 KOs), from Waipahu, Hawaii, was a 2000 U.S. Olympian. He captured his first world title in 2005, knocking out Eric Ortiz in the first round to become the World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion. He held the title for nearly one year before losing it. In 2008, he captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight title, knocking out Ulises Solis in the 11th round. After losing the title in his second defence the following year, Viloria moved up one weight division and captured the WBO flyweight title via unanimous decision over Julio Miranda in 2011. The following year, he unified the title with a 10th-round knockout of WBA champion Hernan Marquez. He lost the titles on the Fists of Gold card, losing a split decision to Juan Estrada.
EGOR MEKHONTSEV (3-0, 3 KOs), of Asbest, Russia, won his pro debut last December 4, knocking out Peter Cajigas in the third round. On February 22, Mekhontsev made his Cotai Arena debut at Ring of Gold, knocking out undefeated Jaritram Atthaporn in the second round. His most recent fight was a third-round stoppage of Dwayne Williams April 11. Trained by his father Leonid, Mekhontsev captured the Olympic light heavyweight gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and as a heavyweight he won gold at the 2009 World Amateur Championships and the 2010 and 2008 European Amateur Championships.
REX “The Wonder Kid” TSO (12-0, 8 KOs), the undefeated WBC Asian super flyweight and WBO Asia Pacific junior bantamweight champion recently named 2013 WBC Asia Prospect of the Year.
GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ (28-0, 22 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, is world-rated No. 2 by the WBC, No. 3 by the WBO, No. 6 by the WBA and No. 7 by the IBF. A sensational young contender, Ramirez, 22, has won both his 2014 bouts by knockout. In his last outing, April 11, he captured the NABF and NABO super middleweight titles via a fifth-round knockout of two-time world title challenger Yovanny Lorenzo.
- 19 July 2014 - Results from Champions of Gold
- 17 July 2014 - Champions of Gold Fighters Meet Media Ahead of Saturday’s Showdown at Venetian Macao
- 17 July 2014 - Champions of Gold Fighters Work Out in Front of Fans at Venetian Macao’s West Lobby
- 16 July 2014 - Champions of Gold Fighters Make Grand Arrival at Venetian Macao
- 15 July 2014 - Champions of Gold Fighter Gilberto Ramirez Meets Local Boxing Enthusiasts
- 13 July 2014 - Rex Tso, IK Yang and Ng Kuok Kun Together with Cotai Ring Girls Finalists Pump Up Crowds in Hong Kong
- 7 July 2014 - Zou Shiming Goes for His First Professional Title When He Battles Luis De La Rosa for The Special Elite WBO International Flyweight Crown
- 31 May 2014 - World Championship Boxing Returns to The Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao
- 31 May 2014 - Sands China, Top Rank and SECA Announce Upcoming Boxing Events
TKO in Round 4
Mark Anthony Geraldo defeats Efrain Perez
Unanimous decision after 6 rounds
57-55, 58-54, 58-54
Brian Viloria defeats Jose Alfredo Zuniga
KO in Round 5 (1:42)
Rex Tso defeats John Bajawa
TKO in Round 5 (0:48)
Ik Yang defeats Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit
KO in Round 3
Ng Kuok Kun defeats Beau O’Brien
Unanimous decision after 6 rounds
60-54, 60-54, 59-55
Guillermo Rigondeaux defeats Sod Looknongyangtoy
KO in Round 1
Retains WBA/WBO super bantamweight titles
Gilberto Ramirez defeats Junior Talipeau
KO in Round 1 (1:58)
Retains NABF super middleweight titles
Wins vacant WBO international super middleweight title
Zou Shiming defeats Luis De La Rosa
Unanimous decision after 10 rounds
99-91, 99-91, 97-93
Wins Special Elite WBO international flyweight title