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Ian Lewison pencilled in for China bout vs Zhi Yu Wu on Friday

Phil Jay 21/06/2016

British heavyweight Ian Lewison is due to fight in China this Friday as the Brixton man bids to end the undefeated record of home fighter Zhi Yu Wu at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning.

Lewison, 34, is on a run of four straight victories in less than admirable company, but will know that victory over Wu in his own country opens doors to much bigger things in the future for the former Southern Arena champion.

Wu, 33, is 7-0 since turning pro way back in 2005, having only fought once between 2007 and 2015. Wu returned to action in May last year to out-point Yongyang Cheng in Dali and then defeat Komgrit Nanakorn in Hezuo three months later.

The top division contest tops a five-bout card as Lewison and Wu battle it out for the World Boxing Organisation Asia Pacific heavyweight title, with Xiang Xiang Sun and Campee Phayom fighting for the same strap at super-lightweight in the co-feature.

Flyweight Jing Xiang takes on young Filipino Joel Taduran for the WBO Oriental belt over ten rounds, whilst six-rounder Xiaoyu Zhao versus Indian also-ran Parmod Kumar at middleweight and a four session super middleweight offering between unbeaten Fei Hu Wang and Hisyam Sams round out the bill.