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Chris John lands in Perth

By Brett Bonetti

WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KO’s) has arrived in Perth, Australia to commence preparation for his next title fight. The WBA Fighter of the Decade will start his training camp at Harry’s Gym in Balcatta with Team Dragon Fire. The details of The Dragon’s upcoming title defense are expected to be announced shortly.

John will be returning to the ring for the first time since his 18th world featherweight title defense against Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (24-2-1, 18 KO’s) in April this year.

The bout ended seemingly as soon as it began, as the two fought to a technical draw after just three rounds. A flagrant series of head butts by the Japanese native left the unbeaten defending titlist with a nasty cut over his right eye, at which point the bout was stopped by referee Rafael Ramos and resulted in over 30 stitches.

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