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Taishan Dong: 6' 11" Chinese monster stops Rozman in pro debut (Video)

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Last night in front of over 2,000 fight fans at Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco, California, 26 year old Taishan Dong (1-0, 1 KO) began his professional career with an emphatic and resounding bang. “The Great Wall” halted the overmatched but courageous Alex Rozman (2-7, 1 KO) in the second stanza of a scheduled four round contest, dropping him three times in the process.. The official time of stoppage was at the 1:58 mark of round number two.

Dong displayed his unique brand of power by stuffing a telephone pole like jab in the face of Rozman, which floored the former bodybuilder with only seventeen seconds remaining in the opening segment.

Although the journeyman fighter beat the referee’s count and made it out of the first round on sturdy legs, it was obvious to most in attendance that the Illinois based fighter was severely outgunned.

To open the second stanza, Rozman bravely attempted to launch a consistent offensive, only to be stinted by hard left hooks, stiff jabs, and punishing right hands from the surprisingly athletic Chinese puncher.

The second knock down of the fight arrived by way of another hard jab to the head of the smaller man to close the first minute of round number two. With two minutes remaining on the clock, the crowd at the packed venue sensed that end was inevitable and erupted with anticipation.

While the 32 year old opponent continuously attempted to land shots to the large cranium of his near seven foot tall rival, the offensive was ultimately in vain, as the heavy handed favorite commenced to hammering Rozman with a healthy dose of hard lefts and rights and bouncing him around the ring like a human pinball.

The third and final knock down of the contest came with a little over one minute remaining on the clock by way of a punishing right hand to the jaw from mid range that immediately sent the 6’3” fighter to one knee.

The third man in the ring consequently called a halt to the bout with only sixty-two seconds remaining in the second round.

Despite being an obvious work in progress, Taishan Dong could go far in this version of the Heavyweight division. With heavy hands, surprisingly good conditioning and athleticism, and a sturdy beard, the Chinese born puncher shows great promise in the sport of boxing.

It will be interesting to see how Robert Diaz of Golden Boy Promotions and manager George Gallegos navigates the exciting young Heavyweight’s career.

Also on the Paco Presents and Don Chargin fight card, former IBF title challenger Mercito Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) successfully continued his march to the Lightweight Championship by retiring the game Luis Arceo (28-13-4, 18 KOs) after six rounds of toe to toe action had been completed.

Although the valiant Mexican born fighter didn’t voluntarily quit on his stool between rounds, the physician at ringside recommended that the fight be stopped because of excessive damage taken from the bludgeoning two fisted assault of the Filipino favorite.

After taking the entire 2013 calendar year off from the professional ring, the 26 year old southpaw continues to show improvement, which should eventually earn the hard punching contender a title opportunity possibly later this year.


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