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 Last update:  11/22/2011       Read more by Sampson Boxing         
   
Chris John's Adviser Fires Back at Team Billy Dib's Stance
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By Sampson Lewkowicz

This is a response to [IBF featherweight champion] Billy Dib and [his manager] Michael Karagiannis, regarding Nick Wanshaw's article dated November 23, 2011, where it was reported that $700K would be needed for Dib to face Indonesian WBA world featherweight super champion Chris John.
 
I have to say that Mr. Wanshaw totally misquoted what I said during the interview because no financial figures were mentioned other than the ones that Chris John earns when he fights in Indonesia.

Dib's manager Michael Karagiannis made several comments that were totally irrational and very poorly judged and demonstrate his total lack of knowledge of the ins and outs of the boxing industry.
 
Karagiannis stated "this fight has a 70% chance" - and my answer to him is that he's wrong because this fight has a 0% chance of ever taking place.

Then he went on to say "where else does Chris Johns have to go."  Unlike his fighter Dib, Chris can go back to Indonesia for half a million American dollars or go back to America and fight Yuriokris Gamboa, Orlando Salido or Jhonny Gonzalez. These fights would be accepted by HBO in a heartbeat and by the fans in America.
 
For Mr. Karagiannis' information, Chris John has fought twice in America on HBO and is recognized around the world as one of the best featherweight champions in the sport. He is also the longest reigning active titleholder in all of boxing.

Tags: Chris John , Billy Dib



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comment by Ryn0, on 11-23-2011
95% of people haven't seen John - Marquez they just assume because of Marquez recent accomplishments. John doesn't fight like Pacquiao, he boxes behind a jab, quick, tight defense, orthodox not too much power but still have pop in his punches. Anyone who knows Marquez realizes that he does much ...

comment by jreckoning, on 11-23-2011
[quote=Team Vitaminas]no one other then pactards think Marquez lost the fight against John,it's easy to retire a champion when you don't defend your belt with anybody with a pulse.he almost got knocked out by Juarez in one of those fights and held on for his life..He should've knocked Juarez out ...

comment by Team Vitaminas, on 11-23-2011
[quote=King Chris John]He whupped Juarez twice and sent JMM home with a loss. Everyone knows he won both fights easily. Haters hate great fighters. They all afraid to get on a plane and try to take his belt. Marquez tried and he's supposed to be so great, and he lost by a wide score. ...

comment by w/Attitude, on 11-23-2011
[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas]Chris John is the worlds longest reigning escape artist.they stole a title and never looked to do anything with it.the day he finially fights outside his fortress he gets a beat down from a bum in Juarez ,Juarez who punches like twice a round.I can't wait till this bum fight...

comment by Team Vitaminas, on 11-23-2011
[QUOTE=King Chris John]Tell em. Chris. You're the champ. When he fights his opponents go boom night stick( I think it's how you say it in English) Chris is the best featherweight out there. he needs a good opponenet like Gamboa, or Salida.[/QUOTE] Chris John is the worlds longest reign...

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