Advertisement
Advertisement

Headbutts Cut John-Hosono Short; Vetyeka Shocks Yordan

By Jake Donovan

The good news for Chris John is that he remains boxing's longest reigning active titlist. The bad news is that yet another of his fights ends in a cut-shortened affair.

A featherweight title defense against Satoshi Hosono ended seemingly as soon as it began, as the two fought to a technical draw after just three rounds. A headbutt left the unbeaten defending titlist with a nasty cut over his right eye, at which point the bout was stopped. 

The bout marked the 18th overall title defense for John dating back to his interim title win over Oscar Leon a decade ago. His record now stands at 48-0-3 (22KO), with all three draws coming in title fights. The cut-shortened ending marked the second time a title fight of his ended in a technical draw, when a clash of heads disallowed his bout with Jose Rojas to go past the midway point of the fourth round. 

John also fought to a 12-round draw against Rocky Juarez in his stateside debut in 2009. The verdict was avenged with a points win seven months later in Las Vegas.

Hosono's record laterally moves to 23-2-1 (17KO). The Japanese contender had won two straight since his New Year's Eve 2011 failed title bid against Celestino Cabarello in his native Japan. Both of his losses have come in his lone pair of title fights, also falling short against Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym in 2010.

VETYEKA STOPS YORDAN IN 12

A year already filled with upsets contineus to grow as Simpiwe Vetyeka scored a shocking 12th round stoppage Top 10 featherweight Daud Cino Yordan.

The bout was nip and tuck throughout. Vetyeka never took a backwards step, forcing Yordan into a dogfight early and keeping it at a hectic pace. The end came in the 12th and final round, when Vetyeka stunned and floored Yordan. The referee stopped the fight soon thereafter to solidify the upset. 

Vetyeka picks up by far the biggest win of his career, heading back to South Africa with an improved record of 25-2 (15KO). With the win also comes the IBO title, but also bargaining power in pursuit of the other major featherweights. 

Yordan falls to 30-3-0-1NC (23KO), snapping a three-fight win streak.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-15-2013

Daud is not good, a strong, littled skilled boxer who Caballaro made look liike a rank amateur....

Comment by Hougigo on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=TheGunslinger;13245217]Co-main event starting now. [url]http://www.rcti.tv/streaming[/url][/QUOTE] Wow, way better than my other, thanks. Also, Duad is good. I'd love to see him fight for another world title again.... I don't count the IBO

Comment by TheGunslinger on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13245086]Anybody know what time the televised starts?[/QUOTE] Co-main event starting now. [url]http://www.rcti.tv/streaming[/url]

Comment by Hougigo on 04-14-2013

Anybody know what time the televised starts?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Arum Explains Why "Whites" Are Abandoning Boxing For UFC Cuadras: The Medicine To Win? I Have The Whole Pharmacy! Video: Canelo Talks Golovkin, McGregor, Smith, Moving Up, More Photos: Canelo Putting in Hard Work During Media Day Canelo Warns McGregor: Any Time I'll Show You Boxing is Not Easy! Arum Reflects on Mayweather's IV, Pacquiao Shoulder Shot Scandal Frankie Gomez is Training Well at Wild Card, Says Freddie Roach Francisco Vargas Likes The Idea of Unification in First Fight Back Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement