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Chris John-Daud Yordan Clash on April 17 in Jakarta

By Jhonny Gonzalez

In what is the biggest fight in Indonesian boxing history, the WBA featherweight champion in recess, Chris John (44-0), will face countryman Daud “Cino” Yordan (27-1) in Jakarta on April 17. The fight will be held at the Jakarta International Expo for John's title. Sampson Lewkowicz, theinternational matchmaker for both boxers, helped make the fight possible.

“My management saw that Daud really wanted to fight me to prove himself,” John said. “We talked to the promoter, and we liked what was offered to us. We’re treating this as an opportunity to show who the best fighter is in Indonesia.”

Mahkota Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions & Sampson Boxing LLC announced in a press conference at the Jakarta International Expo, the championship boxing event scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the J.I. EXPO, in Hall D-2.  In the main even, undefeated WBA Super Champ. (Featherweight), Chris John (44-0-2, 22 K.O.‘s) vs. countryman, Daud Yordan (27-1-0, 21 K.O.’s).  For Chris John, history will be made in Indonesia where he will be making his 14th title defense.  
President of Sampson Boxing, Sampson Lewkowicz stated in the press conference “I am extremely pleased and honored to be the boxing steward for this historical event that the entire nation of Indonesia deserves to be a part of and see.”  Mahkota Promotion’s best young Entrepreneur & Promoter in Indonesia, Raja Sapta Oktohari stated “This fight will be Indonesia’s equivalent of Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler or Oscar De La Hoya vs. J.C. Chavez.” Long time Manager and Trainer of Chris John, Craig Christian had this to say “Chris is extremely focused and motivated for this fight.  I view this fight as an unpredictable fight between a young prepared boxer matched against an experienced, well-trained fighter”. 

The intriguing and beautifully renovated Jakarta International Expo venue has a capacity of 8,000 fans and is expected to be sold out.  The site is located at the heart of the capital city of Indonesia and due to it’s partnership with local government, has on-going, complimentary shuttle buses that provide access to visitors of the event.  For additional information on the venue’s access, you may also visit the Jakarta International Expo web site: http://www.jiexpo.com/home.php?menu=1&id=3 
Additional fight announcements and details will follow in an ensuing Press Release as they are solidified.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cleaner147 on 02-07-2011

no Gamboa fight yet? I remember a ruling by the WBA to clear the situation...jes, jes :lol1: how many days left til somebody gonne get stripped?

Comment by antweezy23 on 02-07-2011

[QUOTE=Megamerican;10071396]Chris John is the asian version of Calzaghe.[/QUOTE] This statement is soo true.

Comment by the niggest on 02-07-2011

Chris John is the asian version of Calzaghe.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-07-2011

Should be a decent fight yordan has power so lets see

Comment by giacomino on 02-07-2011

Yordan is a better opponent than John's last chump. But remember, he also is the guy who lost a near shutout to Cabellero 10 months ago, so I am not sure it's much of a fight. John will win another…

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