The WBA featherweight title bout between long time champion Chris John, 48-0-3-(22),and Satoshi Hosono,23-2-1-(17), ended in a technical draw at the Indoor Tennis Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday.
A clash of heads in round three resulted in John sustaining a bad cut over his right eye. The bout was stopped immediately before the completion four rounds meaning the fight can be recorded as a technical draw. John retained his title.
On the undercard South African featherweight Simpiwe Vetyeka, 25-2-(15), scored a come-from-behind 12 round tko win against IBO featherweight titleholder Daud Cino Yordan. Yordan seemed destined for a a clear unanimous points win, but Vetyeka floored him in the last round before following up and gaining the stoppage
April 14, 2013