Chinese star sees off plucky Ukrainian challenger as bigger bouts now beckon

For a fighter on the comeback trail, going the distance to secure a win is often better than scoring a quick knockout.

Such was the case for Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilei on Saturday night in Monaco, where the 6-foot-6 southpaw from Zhoukou, Henan province, took the full 10 rounds to pound out a lopsided unanimous decision over Ukraine’s Andriy Rudenko to retain the WBO Oriental title.

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