WBA featherweight champ Xu Can looking sharp ahead of title defense against Shun Kubo
Sports Scene
The weigh-ins for Sunday evening's boxing show in east China's Jiangxi Province have been held, with China's WBA world featherweight champion Xu Can preparing to make his first title defense in his hometown of Fuzhou against Japanese southpaw Shun Kubo.
Sunday night's event features six bouts matching up 12 fighters from five countries.
Xu is the third Chinese boxer to win a world title, but the first to do so under the banner of the WBA. His maiden title defense is scheduled for 12 rounds of three minutes each. Nicknamed "Monster," the 25-year-old has 16 wins and 2 losses, with 2 knock-outs. His opponent Kubo held the WBA super bantamweight title in 2017.
Another Japanese boxer on the fight-card is Sho Kimura, who is well-known by Chinese fans after ending two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming's reign as WBO world flyweight champion two years ago. This time the 30-year-old will challenge Carlos Canizales of Venezuela for the WBA light flyweight title.