Dan May Have Fractured His Jaw in Selcuk Aydin Defeat
By Chris LaBate
Welterweight contender Jo Jo Dan (29-2) took some punishment in his rematch with Selcuk Aydin, which took place on Saturday night in Trabzon, Turkey. Aydin (23-0), the WBC's silver champion, won a twelve round unanimous decision at a packed Spor Salonu. Dan was knocked down twice by Aydin, in the first and 11th rounds. Aydin won their first meeting 17 months, by way of a controversial split decision. This time there was little to no controversy.
After the fight was over, Dan was taken to a Trabzon hospital to get stitches to both eyes and he may have suffered a fractured jaw, according to his trainer, Pierre Bouchard.
Dan was planning to make it a very dominating fighy by outworking the champion in every round, but his workrate was lacking in a few of the rounds and left himself open to Aydin's much harder punches, which caused the two knockdowns and allowed the champion to keep the title with scores of 115-111, 113-112 and 113-112.
“I’m disappointed,” Chris Ganescu, Dan’s promoter, told The Montreal Gazette. “He didn’t follow the game plan. He came to win decisively.”
[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11479976]not having a punch is Dan's trble but 2x in Turkey..shame on his mgr..don't get scores 113-112 when only 1 pt taken away..Aydin was only given 7 rounds..not domination but lucky for the knockdowns..bottom line: don't fight in Turkey...the judges…Comment by nycsmooth on 11-27-2011
not having a punch is Dan's trble but 2x in Turkey..shame on his mgr..don't get scores 113-112 when only 1 pt taken away..Aydin was only given 7 rounds..not domination but lucky for the knockdowns..bottom line: don't fight in Turkey...the judges…Comment by Leohappy on 11-27-2011
no surprise jojo looked pretty beaten at the end of the fight. if he didn't get kd in the 11th he could have pulled a majority draw, although i had aydin winning by 3 rounds...dan had better work rate but…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)