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Jo Jo Dan Plans To Be More Active in Selcuk Aydin Rematch

By Chris LaBate

Welterweight contender Jo Jo Dan (29-1, 16KOs) is not about to allow himself to get another blemish on his record, remembering the controversial decision loss that he suffered 17 months ago. Dan has ventured into enemy territory, Trabzon, Turkey, where this Saturday he faces World Boxing Council Silver champion Selcuk Aydin (22-0, 17KOs) in a twelve round rematch. The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to WBC full champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is likely going to have little to no interest in facing the winner.

"From the first round, I have to try more, work more in the ring if I want it more," Dan told The Montreak Gazette. "I have to try more and be more focused. I'm not going to sit here and say I think I'm better," he continued. "I have to try to be better and win. I trained hard, but I'm sure he trained hard. Still, I feel better and stronger."

The WBC ordered the rematch in August. Aydin scored a controversial split-decision victory over Dan in Istanbul to capture the silver title in June 2010. Two judges gave the fight to Aydin with indentical cards of 114-113, and Dan was well ahead on the third with a score of 116-111.

Dan's promoter, Chris Ganescu, agrees with the mindset of his fighter. Dan has to bring the fight to Aydin and he needs to win the rounds in more convincing fashion.

"Whatever happened is water under the bridge - although I believe we were robbed," Ganescu said. "No doubt the decision was wrong. But in boxing, you see that happen. If you come here thinking you're going to be robbed, you've accomplished nothing. But if the fight's not close, there's no way the judges can see it wrong. Dan's got to take the fight to him early and back him up. Now we have to be more decisive, force the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 11-25-2011

Aydin very 1 dimensional and strong...Dan the boxer & he does need to punch more...saw the 1st bout had Dan winning 7-3...far worse decision than Lara-Williams...hope there's neutral officials as it's not in a neutral site...

Comment by Hougigo on 11-25-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11471431][B]The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to WBC full champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is likely going to have little to no interest in facing the winner.[/B] [/QUOTE] Made me lol. But yea, if it wasn't for that cheap knockdown…

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