Citing a training injury to the Indonesian WBA featherweight champion, Chris Johns has postponed his title in defense in Bali from May 22nd until sometime in July.
The Indonesian fight promoter Zaenal Thayeb was unprepared to tell Radar Bali the exact date the fight with Argentinean Fernando David Saucedo will take place in the Centro Mall in Kuta. Thayeb would only say that the fight will be held in July, sometime after the World Cup in South Africa. Meanwhile, Chris Johns has returned to his home in Semarang, Central Java to allow his injured arm time to heal with plans to return to Bali in June to resume his training schedule. John's left arm was injured in a sparring session at the Mirah Training Camp in Bali on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
Chris John's trainer insist the injury is minor in nature from which the fighter will make a rapid and complete recovery.
In response to those suggesting the Bali fight is encountering problems with securing sufficient sponsorship for the international match-up, Zaenal insists there is no problem with the fight's backers, with commercial sponsors and government support firmly in place.
Chris Johns is the World Boxing Association super featherweight champion with a (43-0-2) record while his opponent Fernando David Saucedo has a (38-4-3) record.
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