By Brett Bonetti
Metro City in Perth, Australia will once again erupt when Dragon Fire Promotions presents Thunderdome II on Saturday July 6. Former IBO World Featherweight Champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (30-3, 23 KO’s) is set to return to the ring after losing his title to Simpiwe Vetyeka (25-2 15 KO’s) in Indonesia last month in a tough bout. In an audacious move, Yordan is set to jump two weight divisions, in a bid to challenge for the IBO Lightweight title against Argentinean Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-1-2, 8 KO’s).
Yordan will attempt to make history and became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively. It is a move which signals Yordan difficulty in making weight in his last fight with Vetyeka. Yordan said about his last fight “I felt so weak and tired, but my power will be back against Brizuela in July in Perth at Thunderdome II.”
“I will defeat Brizuela 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 has vowed to take the title back to Argentina.
“It is my dream to Win the World title and bring it back to Argentina” Brizuela said.
“The world knows Sergio Martinez, Marcos Maidana and soon they will never forget the name Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela”
Also on the Thunderdome II card, Australian Jason “Nugget” Cooper (6-1-1, 3 KO’s) will take on Indonesian Super Bantamweight Champion Rasmanudin (17-3-2, 9 KO’s) for the IBO Asia Pacific Super Bantam weight title.
Luke “Razor” Sharp (5-0-2) takes on the experienced “Baby” Pete Mitrevski Jr. (23- 8-1, 11 KO’s) for the IBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title.
Jeremy “War Machine” Van Diemen (4-0-1, 3 KO’s) will take on fellow undefeated West Australian Andrew “Mean Machine” Green (10-0, 5 KO’s) for the Western Australian State Light Heavyweight Title.
Local prospects, “Sammy Automatic” Hogan and “Brilliant” Brandon Ogilvie will also be on Dragon Fire Promotions “Thunderdome II”.
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Tickets to Thunderdome II are available at www.oztix.com.au