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2019

John and Yordan retain title belts in Singapore

Phil Jay 09/11/2012
Featherweight world champions Chris John and Daud Yordan remain the WBA and IBO title holders respectively after scoring wide points victories at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.
John, 33, moves to 50 contests without defeat following an impressive 119-109 (twice)117-111 win over the previously unbeaten Thai fighter Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo and moves on to 48-0-2 as his opponent drops to 44-1.
 
25 year-old Yordan scored a similar victory to John by carding a 119-110, 118-110, 117-11 unanimous decision over veteran Choi Tseveenpurev to push his record up to 30-2, with UK-based Choi, 41, losing for the sixth time in 42 bouts.
 
Arnel Tinampay, Mohamad Rizan, Muhammad Meeraj and Qiu Xiao-Jun all scored wins on the undercard.

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