Indonesian WBA featherweight super champion Chris John successfully defended his title by winning the Ukrainian Stanyslav Merdov Wednesday night in Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia. Despite falling in the second round, Merdov gave stiff resistance for 12 rounds. "The Dragon" won with scores of 116-111, 116-111 and 115-112 for the win by unanimous decision. While Merdov's record is 32 wins (24 KOs) and 8 loses.
With this victory, Chris John stretched his record to 46-0-2, with 22 KOs. It makes Chris John extends to 15 victories in the title fight. Next, Chris John is scheduled to face the WBA first ranked Yuriorkis Gamboa from Cuba.
Whereas in previous fight, Indonesia boxer Daud "Cino" Jordan won the IBO Asia Pacific featherweight after winning the fourth round TKO over Frankie Archuleta from United States.