Wang hasn’t fought since 2018, and is 4-3 in his last seven outings. Still, the Chinese fighter is thinking positively about his chances in the tournament. “I got a call of interest, I immediately said yes. This is going to be exciting because there has never been a show of boxing events at a high level that constantly involve a Chinese boxer. We are going to fight through a bunch of opponents, quarter finals, semifinals, finals, to get the W!”
He turned pro late, at age 29, but that’s deceptive, because after 75 amateur fights, he participated in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing before going the pro route in 2017.
Wang stepped on a big stage in April 2018, when he battled Uzbek power puncher Shojahon Ergashev on “ShoBox.” Wang lost this step-up match (UD10). He impressed RING, however: “Zhimin proved himself to be a rugged competitor blessed with an effective jab (29.1 thrown/8.5 connects per round), nimble movement, excellent stamina and an iron chin.”
Wang’s mindset indicates he will be super motivated to show that age is but a number: “I don’t know who I’m up against but I will fight through him. This is my “Last Chance” and I will be 100%!”