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Chris John's Adviser Fires Back at Team Billy Dib's Stance

By Sampson Lewkowicz

This is a response to [IBF featherweight champion] Billy Dib and [his manager] Michael Karagiannis, regarding Nick Wanshaw's article dated November 23, 2011, where it was reported that $700K would be needed for Dib to face Indonesian WBA world featherweight super champion Chris John.
 
I have to say that Mr. Wanshaw totally misquoted what I said during the interview because no financial figures were mentioned other than the ones that Chris John earns when he fights in Indonesia.

Dib's manager Michael Karagiannis made several comments that were totally irrational and very poorly judged and demonstrate his total lack of knowledge of the ins and outs of the boxing industry.
 
Karagiannis stated "this fight has a 70% chance" - and my answer to him is that he's wrong because this fight has a 0% chance of ever taking place.

Then he went on to say "where else does Chris Johns have to go."  Unlike his fighter Dib, Chris can go back to Indonesia for half a million American dollars or go back to America and fight Yuriokris Gamboa, Orlando Salido or Jhonny Gonzalez. These fights would be accepted by HBO in a heartbeat and by the fans in America.
 
For Mr. Karagiannis' information, Chris John has fought twice in America on HBO and is recognized around the world as one of the best featherweight champions in the sport. He is also the longest reigning active titleholder in all of boxing.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ryn0 on 11-23-2011

95% of people haven't seen John - Marquez they just assume because of Marquez recent accomplishments. John doesn't fight like Pacquiao, he boxes behind a jab, quick, tight defense, orthodox not too much power but still have pop in his…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 11-23-2011

[quote=King Chris John;11464041]He whupped Juarez twice and sent JMM home with a loss. Everyone knows he won both fights easily. Haters hate great fighters. They all afraid to get on a plane and try to take his belt. Marquez tried…

Comment by w/Attitude on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas;11464000]Chris John is the worlds longest reigning escape artist.they stole a title and never looked to do anything with it.the day he finially fights outside his fortress he gets a beat down from a bum in Juarez ,Juarez who…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=King Chris John;11462832]Tell em. Chris. You're the champ. When he fights his opponents go boom night stick( I think it's how you say it in English) Chris is the best featherweight out there. he needs a good opponenet like Gamboa,…

Comment by w/Attitude on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=MANIAC310;11463184].....he fights noone.[/QUOTE] He whipped Marquez bad, and Marquez cried like a girl like he always does when he loses. Pacquiao couldn't even beat Marquez good like Chris did.

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