CHRIS JOHN BIOGRAPHY
Yohannes Christian John born September 14, 1979 in Banjarnegara, Central Java, Indonesia) is an Indonesian professional boxer. He is the current WBA featherweight boxing super champion.
John is the fourth Indonesian to win a boxing world title, following Ellyas Pical, Nico Thomas, and Suwito Lagola.
John started boxing in his early childhood and was trained by his father Johan Tjahjadi (aka Thjia Foek Sem), a former amateur boxer.
John turned professional in 1997 and is known as "Thin Man" before he proclaimed his new nickname "The Dragon" that he uses until today.
In 2005 John split with trainer Sutan Rambing then joined Harry's Gym in Perth, Australia, where he is currently trained and managed by Craig Christian.
In the year 2008, Chris John was interviewed by ESPN and he stated that he will fight another 5 or 6 fights and will retire as the best featherweight that the world have ever seen.
On October 24, Chris reached and won his 10th milestone world title defense fight, which was also his 5th mandatory fight, against Japan boxer Hiroyuki Enoki in Tokyo, Japan.
On February 28, 2009, Chris John again staked his world title against Rocky Juarez in Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which served as the main undercard for the Marquez-Diaz lightweight title bout. This was the first time he had fought on American soil. John seemed to take control of the fight in the middle rounds, but Juarez rallied to take the final two, resulting in a seemingly controversial draw. HBO's Harold Lederman and Max Kellerman both had the fight scored 8 rounds to 4 for Chris John. John had a rematch again Juarez on September 19 and the fight was won by the Indonesian via a 12 round unanimous decision.
John is scheduled to defend his WBA title on December 5, 2010, against David Saucedo of Argentina.
* 2005–present: Craig Christian
* 1997 - 2004: Sutan Rambing
* 1984 - 1997: Johan Tjahjadi (John's father)
CHRIS JOHN PROFILE
Full Name: Yohannes Christian John
Nickname(s): The Dragon,The Indonesian Thin Man
Rated at: Featherweight
Height: 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Reach: 65 in (170 cm)
Birth date: September 14, 1979
Birth place: Banjarnegara, Indonesia (Resides in Semarang)
Total fights: 46
Wins by KO: 22
Tag : Boxer