By Jeff Pamungkas
Indonesian future champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (24-0, 18 KOs) showed an impressive knockout in the second round (scheduled for 12) over Robert Allanic (17-6-2, 9 KOs) on Saurday, fighting for the WBO Oriental interim featherweight title taking place in Pangsuma Sports Hall, Pontianak City, West Borneo, Indonesia.
Both fighters started the bout carefully, but Yordan could land at least three big and clean punches in the first round, while Allanic missed a dangerous right hook. In the middle of the second round, Yordan scored a sensational knockdown with triple right hooks to Allanic’s chin. Allanic got up and he was still aggressive and dangerous, but Yordan’s accurate and long left hook to Allanic’s solar plexus ended his struggle. Allanic couldn’t get up until the referee’s 10 count. “I knew this fight wouldn’t last long,” said Yordan in the post fight interview.
On the undercard, Daud’s younger brother, Yohannes Yordan (7-1-1, 1 KO), surrendered from his foe, Ricky Sismundo (14-3, 5 KOs) also from the Philippine Islands. Yohannes Yordan was knocked down in round 3 of 10, for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth title. Yohannes looked less energetic than usual, so Sismundo easily landed his best shots to finish him on the third.
Regarding Yordan’s statements regarding his challenge to the WBA featerweight champion, Chris John, Daniel Bahari (Yordan’s handler in Indonesia) clarified it was Daud Yordan’s personal statement, not the official statement from Team Yordan. “We will always discuss Yordan’s career plans and his fight schedules with the Golden Boy Promotions. Even for this fight in Indonesia (Yordan vs Allanic), we have discussed it with GBP and the fight was approved by GBP,” Bahari said.