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Selcuk Aydin Repeats, Decisions Jo Jo Dan in Turkey

By Alexey Sukachev and Ruslan Chikov

Spor Salonu, Trabzon, Turkey - WBC silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jo Jo Dan (29-2, 16KOs) in a grudge rematch. The scores were 113-112, 113-112 and 115-111. Dan went down twice in the fight, in the first and the eleventh. The second fight was ordered by the WBC, 17 months later, after Aydin won a controversial twelve round split decision in the first fight.

While Aydin won the decision, there are som ringside observers who believe Dan's workrate was enough to win the fight. Their first fight was controversial in nature, but this time, however, the pattern was quite different in the way it played out, and the Romanian has to place much of the blame on himself for losing it unanimously on the judges' scorecards.

The beginning of the fight was all Jo Jo Dan. The lefty technician, ranked #5 by the WBC, popped his potent jab into Aydin's face and followed it with solid straight left hands to keep the Turkish champion at bay. WBC #2 and WBO#14 Aydin, on the other hand, tried hard to land his wild swings.

The opening stanza was slowly moving into Dan's favor, but the champion landed one of his hard shots on the Romanian's beard and sent him down immediately, which prompting referee Massimo Barrovecchio to initiate a count. It was a mighty setback for the challenger, who otherwise controlled the action prior to knockdown.

In the second and in the third rounds, Dan was able to recognise the danger of the Turk and started to employ some smart tactics to avoid getting punished without reason. Dan was overly active (but not very precise with his punches), and he relied heavy on targeting the body of Aydin - especially to the right side. He also wisely clinched on inside to prevent Aydin from landing anything of note in close quarters.

The fourth stanza was also in favor of Dan, but he wasn't active enough to impress local fans. He also ate several hard punches from the Turk, which punctuated an even round on BoxingScene's card. In a very controversial fifth, Aydin started off great but he was knocked down by a series of Dan's punches. Erroneously, the Italian referee saved Aydin from a 10-8 round when he missed the transaction of punches and waved off the knockdown. However, the very end of the round was once again won by Jo Jo Dan. On the other hand, he suffered a cut over his left eye in the same round.

Rounds six and seven were evenly exchanged between the two. Neither boxer did enough to break the scores. It was a classic encounter between a puncher and a stylist, and they fought on even terms. However, Dan was slightly better in the eighth with his straight left hands. The ninth round was once again in Aydin's favor. The champion was able to open another cut, this time over Dan's right eye, and later followed up by landed some solid shots. But Dan mounted an impressive comeback three minutes later by landing some heavy bombs on Aydin's body in the tenth.

The drama continued in the eleventh round, and it was high drama which defined the outcome of the entire fight. Dan looked very impressive at the start and landed several hard shots, which made Aydin's legs wobble immediately. He continued to land one punch after another. But, just when it appeared that Aydin was on the brink of going down, he responded with a single terrific right hook, which sent a very embarassed Jo Jo Dan to the ground. Dan was better at the end, but that single moment made it possibly for the champion to secure a likely 10-8 round with the judges.

In the twelfth, Massimo Barrovecchio, whose refereeing was nothing short of poor, had finally deducted a point from Aydin, who employed roughhouse tactics during the entire fight. Dan gave it his all to secure the final round and closed the show strong.

After the fight was over, Dan's team started celebrating and Aydin came over and started pushing Dan's cornermen before being restrained as tempers flared up from both sides.

BoxingScene's scoresheet reads as follows:

Aydin - Dan

1. 10-8
2. 9-10
3. 9-10
4. 10-10
5. 9-10
6. 9-10
7. 10-9
8. 9-10
9. 10-9
10. 9-10
11. 10-8
12. 8-10

In total: 112-114 for Jo Jo Dan.

Heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper (7-0, 5KOs) easily stopped veteran Cisse Salif (24-19-2, 21KOs) in two rounds. Salif was taking punishment and seemed to tell the referee that he had enough as Teper pinned him against the ropes and started winging big punches in the second.

Heavyweight contender Ondrej Pala (30-2, 21 KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over ex-cruiserweight threat Darnell Wilson (24-13-3, 20 KOs). The scores were 120-111, and 118-110 twice. Pala secures his ninteenth win a row since getting stopped in five rounds by top heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov in 2006. Amazingly, the 27-year old European boxer won a vacant EBA heavyweight belt in this fight against a pugilist, who hardly has any connection to Europe at all. Wilson suffered another setback immediately after his upset majority decision over Cuban star Juan Carlos Gomez in his last bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piojo del norte on 11-26-2011

I did not watch it but I did read Boxingscene had it a win for JoJoDan. So I assume it was close. Altought Boxingscene also had marquez vs pacquiao a DRAW (if i remember correctly) and we all know Marquez…

Comment by Leohappy on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11477290]Only 1 point taken away from Aydin, how'd 2 judges end up w/113??? 7 rounds is 115 - 1 pt dedctn = 114... Dan fought dumb and how good's the chin being dropped 3x in 2 bouts...how smart is his…

Comment by catalinul on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11477290]Only 1 point taken away from Aydin, how'd 2 judges end up w/113??? 7 rounds is 115 - 1 pt dedctn = 114... Dan fought dumb and how good's the chin being dropped 3x in 2 bouts...how smart is his…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-26-2011

Only 1 point taken away from Aydin, how'd 2 judges end up w/113??? 7 rounds is 115 - 1 pt dedctn = 114... Dan fought dumb and how good's the chin being dropped 3x in 2 bouts...how smart is his…

Comment by Leohappy on 11-26-2011

the scores were 113-112 113-112 115-111 all for aydin and brook aydin can only happen in the UK imo, why would americans care about two europeans lol.

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