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Aydin vs. Ion for WBC Silver championship next Saturday in Istanbul

Selcuk Aydin to face Ionut „Jo-Jo Dan“ Ion for WBC Silver championship next Saturday (June 5) in Istanbul
In only five days ARENA will present the first-ever boxing world championship on Turkish soil in Istanbul when rising welterweight star Selcuk Aydin takes on Canada based Romanian Ionut Dan Ion for the WBC Silver title.

Both contenders are unbeaten in their professional career.. Aydin – ranked on no. 2 in the WBC 147 ratings only behind Floyd Maywether, jr. – holds 19 wins in as many pro-fights including a split decision over Said Ouali and a ninth round ko against „Sugar“ Jackson Osei Bonsu which earned him the European championship. „Jo-Jo“ Dan is rated on no. 1 at 140 lbs. He has won all of his 26 professional fights so far including 14 stoppages.

„We expect a very tough and close fight“ states promoter Ahmet Öner. „Selcuk is without a doubt the stronger man and I believe that he will overwhelm Ion with his physical skills. But the Romanian surely doesn’t come to Istanbul because of the good weather. He will give it his all and try to take the belt to Canada.“

Aydin and his trainer Ismael Salas arrived in Istanbul last week after finishing their training camp in Miami, Florida. Ion is expected to arrive in Turkey this afternoon from Montreal.

Article posted on 30.05.2010



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