June 4th 2004-Ariake Colosseum Tokyo, Japan
Chris John (33-0, 19) vs Osamu Sato (26-2-3,15)
In 2004 Indonesian legend Chris John made his first defense of the WBA Featherweight title, as he took on former WBA Super Bantamweight champion Osamu Sato.
July 3rd 2003-Indosiar Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia
Chris John (31-0, 18) vs Dae Kyung Park (6-2-1, 2)
Indonesian great Chris John made 5 defenses of the PABA Featherweight title. The final one of those saw him take on Korean Dae Kyung Park.
March 29th 2001-Bogor, Indonesia
Chris John (20-0, 10)* Vs Leed Shabu (0-0)*
In 1999 Chris John won the Indonesian Featherweight title. He would defend the title over the following few years, with one of those defences coming against Leed Shabu.
*Graphic on screen lists John as 19-0 (9) and Shabu as 5-1 (1), onscreen also shows Shabu's name as "Sabu".
March 29th 2002- Bandung, Indonesia
Chris John (25-0, 14) vs Petcharoon Wor Surapol (6-5, 2)
In the 00's Indonesian Chris John would become, arguably, his countries greatest professional boxer, and their longest reigning by far. In 2002 however he was still coming through the ranks and in one of his bouts that year he took on Petcharoon Wor Surapol of Thailand.
Note-The on screen graphic lists John as being 24-0 whilst Petcharoon is listed as being 15-4.
September 19th 2009- MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Chris John (42-0-2, 22) Vs Rocky Juarez (28-4-1, 20) II
In 2009 Chris John made his US debut, fighting to a draw with Rocky Juarez. Later in 2009 the Indonesian returned to America to fight a rematch with Juarez and try secure himself a win on American soil.
August 19th 2007-Kobe Fashion Mart, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Chris John (39-0-1, 20) Vs Zaiki Takemoto (21-6-1, 12)
Indonesian fighter Chris John fought in Japan several times, one of those bouts saw him travel to Kobe to face Zaiki Takemoto [武本在樹]
September 26th 2003-Kartika Plaza Hotel, Kuta, Indonesia
Chris John (32-0, 19) Vs Oscar Leon (24-3, 16)
For many the most notable bout to feature Chris John was his contest with Juan Manuel Marquez, it is worth noting however that his first world title bout was a contest with Oscar Leon, and it was a bout that was controversial. The contest, which was for the WBA "interim" Featherweight title, later saw the title upgraded after the WBA "regular" and IBF titles were unified by the aforementioned Marquez.
April 22nd 2005-Britama Arena, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia
Chris John (34-0-1, 19) Vs Derrick Gainer (39-6-1, 24)
One of the most notable bouts to feature Chris John was his bout with former world champion Derrick Gainer.
December 3rd 2004-Rondong Demang Stadium, Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia
Chris John (34-0, 19) Vs Jose Rojas (20-5-0-1, 13)
Indonesian fighter Chris John didn't fight many rematches, though he did give rematches to the two men he drew against. The first of those draws came in 2004 when he faced Jose Rojas, who was fighting in his third world title shot.
August 7th 2005- Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Chris John (35-0-1, 19) Vs Tommy Browne (18-3-1, 7)
In 2005 Chris John fought outside of Asia for the first time, as he went to Australia and faced former world title challenger Tommy Browne, who was just over 6 months removed from a world title fight with In Jin Chi.
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