MACAU – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming credited his latest win to having worked out with Manny Pacquiao in his General Santos City training camp following a unanimous decision over Mexican Juan Toscano on Sunday at the Cotai Arena here.
Shiming, the Chinese amateur standout who also won three gold medals in the World Championship, stayed unbeaten in three fights as a pro after beating Lascano, 60-54, 60-54, 60-52, in one of the major undercards of the welterweight encounter between Pacquiao and Brandon Rios.
And not lost on the rising flyweight star from Guizhou, China, was the opportunity to train together with the 34-year-old Pacquiao as the Filipino prepared for his fight against Rios.
“The best thing for me was going to Manny Pacquiao’s training camp,” said the 34-year-old Shiming (3-0), who had five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, Filipino Marvin Somodio, and Gavin MacMillan work his corner during the six-round encounter against Lascano.
Shiming trained for almost six weeks in the training camp of Pacquiao in General Santos City.
Toscano of Ensenada, Mexico suffered a huge cut just under his right eye and absorbed his first loss in five pro matches.