(Macao, April 7, 2013) – ZOU SHIMING: Fists
of Gold, the world championship boxing mega-event
marked the dawn of a new era for the sweet science. Featuring two world title fights and the
professional debut of the People’s Republic of China's two-time Olympic
Gold Medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming, this brilliant event was televised to over 50
countries. Calling the action from ringside from the CotaiArena™,
Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, were
broadcasting icons Tim Ryan and Larry Merchant and two-time heavyweight
champion Big George Foreman.
“ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold was a spectacular
success,” said Sands China President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy.
“Sands China is delighted to
have worked with Top Rank® to bring such crowd-pleasing thrills to Macao with this world-class sporting event.
is a company that prides itself on developing Cotai Strip Resorts into one of
the region’s top destinations for entertainment. Hosting Zou’s pro debut was a
natural choice for us, and as evidenced by Saturday night’s crowd, it was a
must-see night of superstar sports action not soon forgotten.”
Presented by Top Rank and Sands China
Ltd., in association with Tecate, the event telecast also featured two-time World Boxing
Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN "Rocky" MARTINEZ successfully defending his title
against undefeated No. 1 contender DIEGO
MAGDALENO and World Boxing Association (WBA)/WBO flyweight champion BRIAN "Hawaiian Punch" VILORIA losing
his unified titles against Top-10 contender JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA.
The results of the eight-bout card are as
- Dave Peñalosa KO - Round 2 Cheroenchai Sithsaithong
- Paul Fleming TKO – Round 4 Ryusei Yoshida
- Dodie Boy Peñalosa KO – Round 3 Nimithra Sithsaithong
- Milan Melindo TKO – Round 4 Tommy
- Yasutaka Ishimoto W – 10 Rounds (Majority Decision) Wilfredo
Vazquez, Jr. – Ishimoto wins Vazquez’s WBO International Jr. Featherweight
- Roman Martinez W – 12 Rounds (Split Decision) Diego Magdaleno. Martinez retains his WBO
Jr. Lightweight title
- Juan Francisco Estrada W – 12 Rounds (Split Decision) Brian Viloria. Estrada wins
Viloria’s WBO/WBA Flyweight titles
- Zou Shiming W – 4 Rounds
(Unanimous Decision) Eleazar Valenzuela
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd.
has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked
in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the
top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the
region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently
choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment
venues in greater China.
Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage
items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and
exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in
bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury
theatre experience like no other in the region.
Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers,
performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional
Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to
contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is
ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.