Zou holds key to boxing in China

Olympic star's pro debut on Saturday to open doors (and coffers) in home country

Updated: April 5, 2013, 2:05 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum watched a pre-Olympic exhibition between the United States men's basketball team and Lithuania at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, China.

Not long after the game, as he thought about the enormous potential marketplace for sports in China -- with its population of nearly 1.4 billion people and ever-growing economic muscle -- Arum had a dream. He wanted to pioneer big-time boxing in China, especially ...

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