Exclusive: Jo Jo Dan talks Selcuk Aydin rematch, ‘No judges this time’

Jo Jo Dan (29-1,16 KO’s) gets a shot at redemption and the WBC silver welterweight title tonight when the Canada-based Romanian returns to Turkey.

Once again, Dan battles Secluk Aydin.

The 30 year-old is confident he can avenge his only career defeat to the Turk after racking up three straight wins since the loss in June 2010 and is looking to make the judges’ redundant in the WBC final eliminator after losing a split decision in their last meeting.

“I don’t think you will need the judges this time,” Dan told World Boxing News.

“He will not last the twelve rounds. Once I win the WBC Silver title, obviously I want the WBC Champion. But if not possible, I want any of the top names of the welterweight division. Let’s win this fight and hopefully, doors will open for me.”


On a second meeting with Aydin, Dan stated; “He is tailor-made for me. It was my first fight at 147 and I respected him too much last time. This time I intend to take it to him and the result will be different.”

Aydin, 28, has been patient in his pursuit of a world title shot following his victory over Jackson Bonsu in a WBC eliminator in 2009 and a WBC silver title win in his first bout with Dan a year later.

‘Mini-Tyson’ has since kept up his unbeaten run with two knockout wins this year and can hope to meet the winner of Ortiz v Mayweather in 2012 with another triumph over Dan.

Phil Jay is Editor of WBN. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay