Beijing, March 3 (Zhongxin Net) -- China's boxing scene, which has been silent for a long time, has recently boiled again because of Lu Bin's gold belt.

On March 3, during the WBA Professional Boxing Championship in Yongkang, Zhejiang Province, China's Lu Bin knocked out former world tentative champion Yutana Gansa from Thailand in just 16 seconds to win the WBA Super Flyweight International Belt.

Zhejiang Yongkang is Lü Bin's hometown, where his boxing journey began. After returning to his homeland after many years, he finally fulfilled his promise that "I will always take a gold medal and a belt".

An Olympic dream stolen by the referee

In this match against Ganza, Lu Bin firmly grasped the initiative and ended the match with a backhand hook lightning bolt. After the match, he confessed: "We did a lot of preparation before the match, but we didn't expect to knock out the opponent so quickly. Sometimes boxing is such an accidental sport. ”

Uncertainty on the field sometimes brings surprises, and sometimes unexpected blows.

In the men's flyweight 2016/1 final at the Rio 8 Olympics, Lu Bin overwhelmed his opponent in a match against Kenya's Pete Geim. After the match, while waiting for the referee to announce the result, the confident Lu Bin thought he had won the victory, and he raised his arms high to celebrate, but the referee raised the hand of the Kenyan veteran.

"The referee stole my dream." Stunned, sad, and all kinds of complicated emotions surged into Lu Bin's heart, he knelt down and kissed the ring, tears spilling out on the scene.

When he mentioned this past many years later, Lu Bin was already relieved. In his opinion, this experience is also a valuable asset in his career: "When I deal with some things later, my mentality will be more mature and calm. ”

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What can't defeat me makes me stronger

In 2018, Lu Bin turned professional and challenged for the title of world boxing champion. However, failure once again befell him.

On July 7 of that year, Lu Bin and WBA flyweight world champion Canizares met in a narrow way, and after 15 rounds of hard fighting, Lu Bin was knocked out twice by his opponent in the 10th round. The World Belt also passed him by.

This blow was more difficult to let go of than the experience at the Olympics, and it also made him want to give up for a while. In the following years, Lu Bin did not participate in any competitions. Away from the ring, he married and had children, opened several gyms, and had his own small business.

Staying with the children every day, Lu Bin feels fulfilled and happy. Looking at the carefree children, sometimes, he also remembers his childhood days of boxing.

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At the age of 12, Lu Bin was favored by the coach of Jinhua City Sports School and has been associated with boxing ever since. As the only child in the family, his parents did not approve of him at first embarking on this arduous path.

"For my parents' generation, boxing was a bloody, brutal and violent sport. In order for them to agree, I can only prove myself with grades. ”

Lu Bin does what he says. At the age of 15, he became a national champion, and at the age of 18, he won the World Junior Championships. At that time, facing world-class boxing stars such as Cuba and Uzbekistan, Lu Bin, who was not afraid of tigers as a newborn calf, laughed all the way to the end with his desire for victory.

In his opinion, the psychology of winning is a necessary personal quality for excellent athletes: "A soldier who does not want to be a general is not a good soldier, and even the champion does not dare to think, how can he take the belt!" ”

After defeating Ganza, Lu Bin's next goal is the World Belt. However, he also said that he will play a few transition games first, and when the time is ripe, he will move to a higher level.

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I want to be the leader of Chinese boxing

After becoming famous at a young age, Lv Bin was once regarded as Zou Shiming's successor. After experiencing the ups and downs of his career, Lu Bin, who has a more mature mentality and a more determined goal, returned to the arena.

Next year, Lu Bin will turn 30. When asked if he was worried about age affecting his competitive status, Lu Bin replied categorically: "You can't measure a person's ability by age and time." It's more about self-discipline. ”

In his dictionary, there is no word "decommissioned" yet. He doesn't want to be imprisoned by age, and while pursuing honor, he also wants more people to know about boxing: "Compared with the three big balls of football basketball, boxing is still a niche sport. We need to have a representative figure, and we also need to promote the normalization of boxing so that we can better promote it. ”

Lu Bin also told reporters that he is willing to be the leader of Chinese boxing. In the future, he will use more practical actions to promote the development of this sport. (Reporter Xing Rui)