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The Yao Ming of Boxing, 7’0″ Taishan Dong returns May 9th vs Ronny Hale

When Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez faces KO artist James Kirkland on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, fans will be treated to a special attraction.

Seven foot Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan Dong (3-0, 2 KOs) will join 2012 U.S Olympian Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and top contender Joshua "Grand Master" Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) on the non-televised portion of the Canelo vs Kirkland undercard.

While it may be too early to consider him a prospect, Mr. Dong seemingly has all of the tools to generate ripples in a division that’s getting red hot.

Originally from Beijing, China, the well-muscled 26 year old goliath debuted last summer by stopping Alex Rozman (2-7, 1 KO) in the second round, notching three knockdowns in the process.

Dong’s opponent in May will be Ronny Hale (3-7, 3 KO), a 32 year old who fights out of Austin, TX. Hale last fought in July, engineering a first round knockout over a young man making his pro debut.

At this stage in Dong’s career, activity is important. Let’s hope we see him at least three more times in 2015.

via Canelo vs Kirkland undercard: 7'0" Chinese brute Taishan Dong returns.