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New year boxing bonanza

Ben Blaschke
Written by Ben Blaschke

 

If you’re looking for some thrilling sporting action during Chinese New Year holiday, the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena will host the 5th CCTV Chinese Lunar New Year Cup IBF World Championship on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 January.

Jointly organized by CCTV-5 and IBF China, the 5th CCTV Chinese Lunar New Year Cup IBF World Championship will feature local favorite “The Macao Kid” Ng Kuok Kun alongside a number of elite fighters including Cai Zongju, Etsuko Tada, Jose A Rodriguez, Jerwin Ancajas, Marcin Rekowski and Carlos Takam.

The lineup will comprise 24 professional boxers from China, France, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the Philippines and Thailand, with the titles up for grabs including IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion, IBF World Female Mini Flyweight Champion, IBF China Lightweight Champion, IBF Asia Youth Middleweight Champion and IBF Asia Bantamweight Champion.