Indonesia's Chris John kept his undefeated record and the WBA featherweight title he's held since 2004 with a win over Japan's Shoji Kimura this morning in Singapore. Scores were 118-109, 118-109, and 117-110 (or 116-110, commentators talked over that one).
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It was a pretty routine defense for John against his preferred level of opponent, a credible fighter with a decent record who isn't at the top level of the division. John (47-0-2, 22 KO) has now made 15 successful defenses of his title, and considering he's unlikely to face any of the true best featherweights out there, there's likely no end in sight for that. He was as effective as ever today, and at 32, it may just be a question of how much longer he actually keeps fighting, and not so much if or when he might lose.
Kimura falls to 24-5-2 (9 KO).
In the show's co-feature, another Indonesian featherweight scored a second round knockout win, as Daud Yordan improved to 29-2 (23 KO) by sparking Filipino puncher Lorenzo Villanueva (22-1, 21 KO). Looks like it was just too big a step up in class for the 26-year-old "Thunderbolt," whose wins to date haven't been against quality opponents.
Bad Left Hook will have much more coverage today, with live round-by-round results for both the Huck vs Afolabi (2:30 EDT) and Mayweather vs Cotto (9 EDT) shows coming later.