Report and photos by Brett Bonetti
Fighters preparing for Dragon Fire Promotions “Thunderdome II” at Perth Metro City this Saturday night put on an open training session in front the media today at Harrys Gym in Perth, Australia today. Four Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KOs) was a special guest as the fighters were put through their paces in front of the media and crowd in attendance. Former IBO World Featherweight Champion Daud “Indonesian Thunder” Yordan (30-3, 23 KOs) put on a light training session as did his opponent Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-1-2, 8 KOs) 30 minutes later. Yordan is jumping two weight divisions, in a bid to challenge for the IBO Lightweight title against Brizuela. Yordan will make history and become the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively if he can defeat Brizuela on Saturday night. “I will defeat Brizuela at Thunderdome on Saturday and bring back the IBO World Title to Indonesia,” Yordan said.
Brizuela who is a WBO and IBF Latin American Champion as well an Argentinean Boxing representative at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens is confident he can take the title back to Argentina.
Australian Jason “Nugget” Cooper (6-1-1, 3 KOs) will take on Indonesian Super Bantamweight Champion Rasmanudin (17-3-2, 9 KOs) for the IBO Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight Title. Cooper worked the pads with his trainer and then did some shadow boxing in front of the media.
Rasmanudin then arrived at Harrys Gym. Cooper and Rasmanudin were both respectful and posed for a photo with each other before Cooper left Harrys Gym.
Also appearing for the media today was Luke “Razor” Sharp (5-0-2) who takes on the experienced “Baby” Peter Mitrevski Jr. (23-8-1, 11 KOs) for the IBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title.
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