On February 5th Indonesian fans get a genuine treat as local favourite Daud Yordan (34-3-0-1, 24) takes on Japan's fun to watch Yoshitaka Kato (29-6-1, 9) [加藤善孝] in what will be a really fan friendly match up with between two talented and exciting, but often over-looked, fighters.
Today, ahead of that fight, Kato left Japan and headed to Indonesia giving himself a few days to acclimatise to the conditions in Jakarta before the fight.
The visitor was unable to take his trainer, who will head over in a couple of days, and instead went with former world champion Yusuke Kobori (23-3-1, 12) [小堀 佑介], who held the WBA Lightweight title in 2008-2009.
Incidentally Yordan also arrived in Jakarta recently following a month long training camp in Bali with Chris John's former trainer Craig Christian. That training camp saw the Indonesian sparring about 100 rounds and getting himself into fantastic shape ahead of the bout, which will see him defending two regional WBO titles.
For those interested we believe this bout will be aired on RCTI and may be streamed internationally on the RCTI website, however this hasn't yet been confirmed by the channel.
(Image courtesy of Kato's blog)
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