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Aydin vs Dan Rematch Finalized For November 19th

On November 19th WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin will defend his title against Canada based Romanian Ionut "Jo Jo Dan" Ion in Trabzon, Turkey. Promoters Ahmet Oner (ARENA) and Chris Ganescu (GANKOR promotions) avoided going to purse bid by signing an agreement the night before the free negotiation period ended.

In June 2010 Aydin beat Dan for the vacant Silver title by a controversial split decision in a very competitive and close fight. After Aydin scored a flash knockdown in the first, both men went toe to toe for twelve exciting rounds. While the Turkish "Mini-Tyson" dominated the early rounds Dan appeared to become stronger and stronger the longer the fight lasted. In the end two judges had it 114-113 for Aydin while one judge scored it 116-111 for Dan.

"It’s good to hear that the deal is done. This is like an early birthday present", said Aydin who turns 28 this Sunday and is currently in training camp in Stuttgart (Germany). "Although I won the first fight I was not happy with my performance. So this is a chance for me to prove that I can do better and stop him. He is a good and slick fighter and moves well in the ring. But that won’t help him this time. I will do what I have to do. I will knock him out and then go on to fight the big names in the division."

"I am happy and thankful that the WBC ordered this rematch", says Jo Jo Dan. "I am used to fighting on the road. Boxing fans everywhere like me and my style. I will have the best preparation ever and I will leave no doubt coming November 19th. There will be no controversy now! He has my belt and I am coming to his hometown to get it."

The WBC had ordered the rematch to confirm the mandatory challenger for the winner of the WBC world welterweight championship between Floyd Mayweather jr. and Victor Ortiz which will take place on September 17th in Las Vegas.

"Selcuk has been waiting for a very, very long time for his shot at the world title", says promoter Ahmet Oner. "We will watch closely what happens between Mayweather and Ortiz and we hope that the winner is man enough to take on Selcuk after he blows away Jo Jo Dan. Of course, we will not underestimate Dan who fought a very good fight in their first meeting last year. But I’m convinced that Selcuk will leave no doubt that he’s the better man in this second fight."

Promoter Chris Ganescu is confident that his fighter will go home as the new champion: "This will be a great fight! The two fighters know each other. Aydin has something to prove to his fans in Turkey and my fighter Jo Jo Dan will have to show that his performance last year was no accident. We might as well not use a boxing ring but fight in a phone booth! Jo Jo Dan will travel to Turkey in confidence. He made fans there last time!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SilverSun on 09-02-2011

Good match. Can't wait. Aydin is going to KO this bum

Comment by King Koko on 09-02-2011

I can't believe they accepted to go back in Turkey! I hope they made sure ti ask for international refs. They should take a page from Hopkins' book. In the rematch with Jean Pascal they made sure to have neutral…

Comment by Freedom. on 09-02-2011

The first fight was the worst robbery of 2010 - Jo Jo Dan schooled Aydin in that fight. He'll likely be robbed again in Turkey. Ahmet Oner is the shadiest promoter of them all.

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-02-2011

The belt is good as it's an incentive for WBC fighters that get them ranked in the top 5 and lined up for a title try...more work for the boxers and a payday and more shows to promote...good for boxing

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 09-02-2011

WBC silver title, what a joke

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