Zhang's manager: No time for warming up
Saturday's fight with Jerry Forrest turned out to be not the best for the unbeaten Chinese heavyweight champion Zhilei Zhang (22-0-1, 17 KOs). Zhang was able to draw this fight with great difficulty, having lost a lot of health in the ring. The manager of 37-year-old two-meter Chinese, Terry Lane, says that despite the fact that his fighter did not achieve victory, there will be no step back in his career.
“History shows that the sporting lives of heavyweights are longer. Zhang still feels young and age is not an issue here, but in boxing you can grow old in a day and we know that very well,” Lane said.
“We have to change our approach now. We will not postpone this matter indefinitely and waste time on the buildup, we need to look for a challenge. There are fights that would be a step forward for us," said the manager of the undefeated Chinese. “We still have time, but there isn't much left!”
Even before Zhang's fight with Forrest Lane mentioned the possibility of his ward's confrontation with Dereck Chisora as one of the interesting options for his fighter. However, it seems that Chisora is currently more interested in a duel with Joseph Parker.