It wasn’t too long ago — like late 2004 — that professional boxing was banned in China. Too dangerous, the communists once said. Well, boxing must not be dangerous anymore, because now you can watch it at Super Brand Mall. On February 24, nine matches will take place in an event co-sanctioned by the World Boxing Association and the Pacific-Asia Boxing Association. Spectators are invited to “come and see who will take home the golden belt,” whatever that is. Still, you never want pass up a chance to see super featherweights Gao Li Jun and Jonna Chowkowen duke it out. (Yes, they are females.) The fights are supposed to start at 2 pm and tickets range from 100-300 RMB. More information, in Chinese, can be found at cnboxing.com. Or you can call 6426-5797.
Overwhelming punches (Shanghai Star)