Boxer Chris John keeps practicing in Australia
Thu, July 26 2012 22:23 | 2851 Views
Semarang, Central Java (ANTARA News) - Despite uncertainty about the next 17th championship, Featherweight Super Champion of World Boxing Association (WBO) Chris John continues practicing in Sasana Harry`s Gym in Perth, Australia.
"There is still no decision about when the next championship will occur, and I have to do some regular exercises to increase my endurance," said The Dragon, Chris John's nickname, while calling from Semarang on Thursday.
Chris John, a boxer who won 47 matches with 22 of KOs, will continue to workout until the date the championship has been determined.
"Once the date has been set, I will put in more preparation to face the next championship, including practicing with training partners and other necessities, so I can be the next championship's winner," said John.
John began working out in Sasana Harry`s Gym in Perth, Australia, on Tuesday, July 7, following a two month rest after his match with Japanese boxer Shoji Kimora in Singapore in early May.
The upcoming championship is the 17th championship match for Chris John to fight in order to maintain his title, after his winning ad-interim to Colombia boxer Oscar Leon in Bali 2003.
Mahkota Promotion is planning to set up a fight between Chris John and WBO feather weight class boxer Daud Yordan again in Singapore.
Both boxers have twice fought. During the first fight against Ukraine boxer Stanizlav Merdov in Australia. Daud Yordan won a Technical Knockout (TKO) in the fourth round against American boxer Frankie Archuleta. The second fight was in Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore, when Daud Yordan fought Philippine boxer LorenzoVilanueva, and Chris John fought Shoji Kimora.
The Project Manager for Mahkota Promotion, Wahju Prasetyo, said that they plan to schedule two champions at the same time in Singapore at the end of September and continuing until early October 2012.
However, an opponent for Chris John has not yet been announced.(*)
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