44-0 Piriyapinyo to challenge 47-0-2 John

Phil Jay 08/10/2012

WBA featherweight champion Chris John will put his title on the line for the sixteenth time on November 9 as the Indonesian faces Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.

Both fighters hold impressive unbeaten records on paper, with John going into his 50th professional bout without a loss and 27 year-old Piriyapinyo holding an unblemished 44-fight sheet with 27 stoppages.

John, 33, heads into the contest on the back of another one-sided performance against Shoji Kimura at the same venue in May, whilst Thailand’s Piriyapinyo, who fights for his first world title, has stopped his last six opponents in a row.