By Jeff Pamungkas
Photo: Dragon Fire
At the press conference held at Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Friday afternoon, South African Simpiwe Vetyeka’s trainer Nick Durandt tried to provoke the local hero IBO featherweight champion Daud Yordan by standing and talking loud. “There will be only Daud and Simpiwe in the ring!” said Durant. “Yordan’s supporters will not come into the ring. We’re coming to Jakarta and will defeat Daud Yordan. After Daud Yordan, we will come again to Jakarta to defeat Chris John!”
Yordan replied in English, “I agree with you. Only me and Simpiwe in the ring. Let’s prove it!”
On the other hand, Satoshi Hosono said to the press via his translator, “I just train as usual, no special training for this fight.” This was in reply to a journalist who asked about his fight plan since his opponent Chris John has defeated several Japanese challengers.
Chris John responded, “We’ve learned Hosono’s fighting style, and I believe I can handle him in the ring. Responding Durandt’s provocation, John said, “It’s nonsense. I know Daud, and I believe Daud is better that Vetyeka.”
Dragon Fire Promotions will stage the doubleheader show on April 14 at Indoor Tennis Stadium Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.