Bleeding badly from a cut above the right eye, Kumura finally caught up with the fleet-footed Zou and battered him to the canvas with a barrage of punches.
Zou staggered to his feet but was unable to continue. Time was 2:28. At the time of the stoppage, Zou was ahead 96-94, 97-93 on two cards. Kimura was ahead 96-94 on the third card.
This was Shiming’s first defense and first fight since bolting from promoter Top Rank and trainer Freddie Roach.
Shiming promoted this card himself under his Zouxuan Sports banner.