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Chris John Continues To Put in The Work For Defense

By JG Antara

With less than a month left before Chris John’s next bout, the World Boxing Association featherweight super champion says he is 70 percent ready.

The 32-year-old will face Shoji Kimura at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on May 5 and Chris is satisfied with his progress after more than a month of training at Harry’s Gym in Perth, Australia.

“After grueling physical training, my focus is now on the technical aspects of my fight against Kimura,” Chris told state news agency Antara. “I’m still doing physical exercises, but not as hard as in the first week . I can say that I am 70 percent ready.

“I’ve been sparring with two boxers at the gym. One of them is Matt Garlett, to work on strategies for my next bout.”

Chris said he would train in Australia for at least two more weeks before he traveled to Singapore for the last stage of his training regime.

“In Singapore I will adapt to the atmosphere and the situation there, so when the day comes I’ll be 100 percent ready to knock out Kimura,” Chris said.

The fight will be Chris’ 16th career title defense.

On the undercard of Chris’ fight, Daud Yordan will try to become the latest Indonesian world champion for when he fights Lorenzo Villanueva of the Philippines for the International Boxing Organization’s vacant featherweight title.

It will be the 24-year-old’s second attempt at a world title after losing to Chris last year.

“I’ve been training hard for the fight and I won’t be wasting my opportunity to get the title,” said Daud, who is 28-2-0 with 22 knockouts since turning pro in 2005. “I hope this time I can pull this off.”

Daud rejected Chris’s offer to train together in Perth as he preferred the home comforts of Ketapang, West Kalimantan.

Meanwhile, Web site Okezone.com has reported that about 4,000 seats are still available for the Singapore doubleheader.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=intoccabile;11987853]Had him losing by 1, but I can see a case for him winning, especially at home. Shrug[/QUOTE] I have seen the John vs. Marquez fight and I don't know what's worse him being robbed by fighting in Indonesia or…

Comment by intoccabile on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=El_Purepecha;11987694]No way he deserves props for something that never happened. Are you crazy? or have you not seen the fight and are just going by biased hearsay?[/QUOTE] Had him losing by 1, but I can see a case for him…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-09-2012

Nobody comes close to beating John, hard work and dedication... undefeated Dragon. All will try... all will fail.

Comment by El_Purepecha on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=giacomino;11985694]Do you have links to stories about Gamboa and others turning down legitimate fight offers with John? Because everybody comes on here when their fighter only fights bums and says it is because their guy is being ducked. As far…

Comment by giacomino on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=gquezvas;11985097]Some of you guys think that only fighting in the States & England or where white people live make fight more legit. This guy is really good. Gamboa and company turned down a fight with him. So have many others.…

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