Zhilei Zang talks about his future plans

Zhilei Zang looks forward to fighting Oleksandr Usyk next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Zhilei Zang talks about his future plans

Zhilei Zang gained a lot of popularity after his dominating victory against Joe Joyce. He is the face of China and Chinese boxing. He seems to be very ambitious about the future and is not afraid of competing against the top contenders in the heavyweight division.

His fans are only waiting for one thing, and that's his next fight announcement. He plans on fighting Oleksandr Usyk next, and it will be fascinating to find out if Usyk's team entertains a heavyweight clash between the two fighters.

His quest to fight big names will definitely promote him to a new level and by the very act of publicly announcing his goals, his popularity significantly increased.

Zhilei Zang on his next fight

It is fantastic how the heavyweight fight aspires to fight big names; his boxing career will elevate to a whole new level if he emerges victoriously against any top heavyweight contender.

He hopes to become the first-ever Chinese to become a heavyweight world champion, and it will be very interesting to see if he can bring his words into reality. "Now I can challenge Usyk, so my next plan is, of course, to fight against him.

My team have been talking with Usyk's team about a date and venue of the competition. That needs a lot of negotiation," Zhang said, as quoted by boxingscene.com."I am very confident. My goal is to become the world boxing champion".

He further said. "Now I am only one step away from that goal, so I will train harder. I will make myself stronger and hope I can defeat Oleksandr Usyk to become the first [heavyweight] boxing champion in China's or even Asia's history".

Zhilei Zhang has a professional boxing record of 25-1-1(20 Knockouts); his only loss came against Filip Hrgovic, who still remains to be undefeated; his record is 15-0 (12 knockouts) after claiming a unanimous decision victory over the Chinese heavyweight fighter. (Image source: Sky Sports)

Oleksandr Usyk