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THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 7
Sparse Chinese presence in
crowd at Zou’s U.S. debut
By Samantha Pell
The Associated Press
EW YORK — Bob
Arum was right.
The CEO of Top
Rank and Chinese icon Zou
Shiming’s promoter pre-
dicted a sparse Chinese fan
turnout at the Theater at
Madison Square Garden.
And for the first time in
Zou’s professional career,
the stands he fought in
front of weren’t filled to the
energetic Chinese boxing
Instead, in a packed
house, the majority of the
electric crowd was filled
with flag-waving Puerto
Rican fans supporting
Felix Verdejo and Roman
“Rocky’ Martinez, who co-
headlined the champion-
ship doubleheader on the
eve of the Puerto Rico Day
Fighting at the theater
provided Zou’s smallest
capacity venue to date. But
despite the small Chinese
turnout, a handful of
Chinese flags waved in the
stands and chants for Zou
got louder and louder after
“The crowd yelled loudly
POCKET HERCULES. Indian bodybuilder Manohar Aich flexes his muscles while posing for a photograph
at a gymnasium in Kolkata, India, in this March 16, 2012 file photo. Aich, a celebrated Indian bodybuilder and
former Mr. Universe, died in the eastern city of Kolkata at the age of 104. Aich’s son said his father died from
health issues related to his age. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)
Celebrated Indian bodybuilder
Manohar Aich dies at age 104
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Manohar
Aich, a celebrated Indian bodybuilder and
former Mr. Universe, has died in the
eastern city of Kolkata. He was 104 years
Aich’s son said his father died of health
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Aich overcame many hurdles, including
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bodybuilding glory. He won the Mr.
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returned a hero to India, where many took
up bodybuilding, inspired by his success.
He also won several titles when com-
peting in the Asian Bodybuilding Cham-
pionships. He was known as the “Pocket
Hercules” due to his 4’11” inch frame.
Aich, who was born in the small town of
Comilla in Bengal, was a puny youngster.
But he was attracted to exercising and
building his muscles when as a schoolboy
he saw a group of wrestlers in action.
In 1942, he joined the Royal Air Force
under India’s British colonial rulers and it
was there that he began his relentless
pursuit of bodybuilding.
Encouraged by a British officer named
Reub Martin, who introduced him to
weight training, Aich earned praise for his
physique from his peers in the air force.
Some years later, however, he was
thrown into prison when he protested
Continued on page 9
USA DEBUT. Zou Shiming of China, right, fights Jozsef Ajtai of Hun-
gary during the ninth round of a World Boxing Organization flyweight title
match at Madison Square Garden in New York. Zou won the fight in a
10-round unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
and made me feel like it
was a home match and not
away,” Zou said.
Giving the millions of
something to cheer about,
Zou (8-1, 2 KOs) easily beat
19-year-old Jozsef Ajtai
(15-3, 10 KOs) of Hungary
in a 10-round unanimous
All the scores for Zou
“My competitor’s objec-
tive was to stand to the last
minute of the fight,” Zou
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said. “He was afraid of the
Sheng Li, CEO of Sports
Shanghai, said prior to the
fight he didn’t know how
big Zou’s fan turnout would
be, but predicted approxi-
“It will be different with
this crowd, but this is what
he wants,” Sheng said. “At
Madison Square Garden,
every boxer wants to fight
here. He (Zou) has fought
in China eight times and
now he wants to fight
outside of China.”
Fighting seven times in
Macau at Cotai Arena, Zou
sold out the 12,000- to
15,000-seat venue, and in
Shanghai he did the same
in his most recent fight on
January 31 in an arena
that can accommodate
according to Sheng.
Zou’s win will boost his
stardom in China even
more, according to Ye
Chen, part of Shenzhen
Media Group in China that
broadcasted the fight back
to Zou’s homeland.
Ye said Chinese boxing
fans desperately want Zou
to win a world title, and
with the victory, Zou will be
one step closer.
Ye was one of a handful
of Chinese media that
made the flight from China
to attend Zou’s bout. The
Oriental Morning Post sent
a print reporter, LeTV in
China sent a camera crew,
as did CCTV-5.
About 600,000 people
watched the fight on LeTV
through mobile, desktop,
The Chinese media pre-
dicted a large viewing
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