By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Tony Tolj
“Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (30-3, 23 KOs) and Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-1-2, 8 KOs) held thier final press conference at the Indonesian Consulate in Perth Australia today ahead of their IBO lightweight title fight this Saturday night at Metro City, Perth. Yordan will attempt to make history and became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at featherweight and lightweight respectively.
The Presser heated up when a member of the media asked Yordan’s trainer Damianus Yordan his prediction for this Brothers fight with Brizuela. “Daud will knockout Brizuela in the eighth round,” Damianus said. Craig Christian who is the trainer for WBA Fighter of the Decade Chris “The Dragon” John, added that he expects Brizuela to dart around the ring to avoid a close fight with Yordan.
Brizuela at first refused to reveal any strategy for the fight, simply saying “It’s confidential.”
“You will fight or run around the ring like a chicken?” Christian then asked.
Brizuela responded “I’m the one who will make Daud sleep like a chicken.”
“Argentina has the Pope and Argentina will have the new IBO champion on Saturday night” Brizuela said.
Jason “Nugget” Cooper (6-1-1, 3 KOs) and Rasmanudin (17-3-2, 9 KOs) were also in attendance at the presser ahead of their clash for the IBO Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight title.
Rasmanudin is not just looking to claim the title, but will be hoping to land his first victory outside of Indonesia. Trainer Craig Christian believes that Rasmanudin has the right team behind him now, and with Rasmanudin’s experience, he will come out on top against the Australian Cooper.
After Rasmanudin claimed he will stop Cooper in the 6th round, Cooper replied “If he thinks he will stop me in round 6, I will have to knock him out earlier, so I will stop him in Round 4”
Top promoter Angelo Hyder said Thunderdome II will be a great night for all boxing fans.
Indonesian Consol General Syarief Syamsuri was also invited to speak at the Press Conference.
Also on the Thunderdome II card Luke “Razor” Sharp (5-0-2) takes on the experienced “Baby” Pete Mitrevski Jr. (23- 8-1, 11 KOs) for the IBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title.
Jeremy “War Machine” Van Diemen (4-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on fellow undefeated West Australian Andrew “Mean Machine” Green (10-0, 5 KOs) for the Western Australian State Light Heavyweight Title.
And local prospects, “Sammy Automatic” Hogan & “Brilliant” Brandon Ogilvie will also be on Dragon Fire Promotions “Thunderdome II”.
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