Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Video: Frank Warren Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Dominic Ingle Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Tyson Fury Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Mayweather Not Impressed With Loma Win: Rigo Too Small Video: Billy Joe Saunders Breaks Down Domination of Lemieux Trainer Pleads With Horn To Forget Crawford, Fight Mundine Billy Joe Saunders: I Look Easy To Hurt, But You Can't Hit Me! Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - CompuBox Punch Stats Yves Ulysse: Everyone Thought I'd Get Beat - But Speed Kills! Saunders: Did I Not Tell You This Fight Would Be Easy? Billy Joe Saunders Makes Statement, Easily Dominates David Lemieux Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Spike O'Sullivan Drops, Stops Antoine Douglas in 7th Round Yves Ulysse Dominates, Drops, Hammers Cletus Seldin Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes on February 4 in Japan Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds Saunders: Lemieux Has No Chance, I'm Convinced I'll Stop Him! Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders Avni Yildirim vs. Derek Edwards on March 3rd in Germany Denys Berinchyk Secures KO Win To Capture WBO Regional Belt Tom Schwarz Back on February 3, Dominic Boesel Returns on 3/3 McGregor Rules Out Pacquiao, Says Return To MMA is Next Saunders vs. Lemieux - CompuBox Historical Review Damon Allen Outboxes Martin Honorio in Quebec, Canada Jessie Vargas: I Want Thurman, Spence-Peterson Winner or Garcia Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card Demetrius Andrade Will Be Ringside To Scout Saunders, Lemieux Saunders Unfazed by First Pro Bout Outside UK, Judging in Canada Lemieux to Saunders: Will Be Blood, Big Punches Saturday Night Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight Golden Boy's Diaz Willing To Make Morales-Zenunaj Rematch The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement