Fred Cheng beaten up daily in school -- but what he did was amazing

25 October 2014 / 2 years 3 days ago

Aside from singing and acting, Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘) is also highly skilled in martial arts. After Fred trained and learned a variety of martial arts styles in the last 20 years, one of his dreams is to become a boxing king, reports Jaynestars.

Born in Canada, Fred initially took up boxing as self-defense so he could protect himself, but ended up loving it as time passed.

“Martial arts was for self-defense because foreigners always bullied the Chinese. I was beat up by my classmates every day at school. My uncle gave me two options – one was to bring a hockey stick to school all the time, and the other was to learn kung fu to protect myself. In the end, I chose the latter option.”

Although Fred injured himself frequently in the beginning, and obtained a lot of broken bones along the way, he continued to try out various martial arts forms. He even ended up learning Thai-boxing.

Although Fred has a busy work schedule, he still goes to the boxing studio once a week.

Dreams Come True

While Fred has yet to attain his goal of becoming a boxing king, his career landed in the fast track after winning last year’s singing competition, The Voice: Stars’ Legend <星夢傳奇>.

Since he debuted in TVB, he has appeared in 70 dramas, in which his early roles were mainly extras. His name was virtually unknown to the public but after a decade of dedication, Fred finally gained recognition through his voice.

Still amazed at his accomplishments in the last year, Fred humbly expressed, “Releasing an album, holding a concert – I think I’ve gotten too much already. I don’t want to wish for anything else and I hope to give it my best with what I have in front of me.

"That way, I can uphold my promise to my family, friends, the company, and my fans. In terms of the future, just wait until I can finally become a boxing king!”

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