Martes 29 de julio.
El Dragón de Indonesia Chris John no se presentó al pesaje oficial en la defensa de su título mundial de las 126 lbs versión A.M.B. que defendería ante él ugandés nacionalizado australiano Jackson Asiku. Sorprendentemente ambos púgiles no se presentaron a la ceremonia del pesaje el viernes 25, cuyo combate se realizaria el sábado 26 de julio en Jakarta Indonesia.
El supervisor de A.M.B. (W.B.A) Allan Kim dijo que según la A.M.B. el título DE Chris Jhon queda vacante.
“Basado en la A.M.B. si ambos peleadores no están presentes para el pesaje a las 4pm y dejan de aparecer por 6pm, el título es declarado vacante,” explicó Kim.
Esta información aparece publicada en la página www.newvision.co.ug publicada el domingo 27 de julio y escrita por los periodistas deportivos James Bakama and Phillip Corry.
A continuación los dejamos con la nota completa en el idioma inglés:
Asiku world title fight aborts
Sunday, 27th July, 2008
By James Bakama and Phillip Corry
THE highly billed WBA featherweight title fight between Chris John and Uganda’s Jackson Asiku in Jakarta, Indonesia, was a no-show.
In a rare twist, both fighters who are managed by Australian Craig Christian, didn’t show up.
Officials cancelled the fight after Asiku and the WBA champion John failed to appear two hours after the official 4pm weighing in time.
WBA supervisor Allan Kim said that according to WBA rules John should relinquish the fight.
“Based on the WBA rules if both fighters are not present for the weigh-in at 4pm and fail to appear by 6pm, the title is declared vacant,” explained Kim.
“This is a very rare situation, and I heard just before 6pm, that the fight was to be postponed until November. In this situation, I will make justification with all parties involved, and I will report it to the WBA headquarters,” added Kim.
John — Asiku was in a repeated on-off situation due to some disputes among the parties involved in this show, until it was finally decided to postpone the bout.
Hassan Saku lost his Africa Boxing Union welterweight title to South Africa’s Chris Van Heerden on Friday evening in Pretoria.
Referee Andrew Smale stepped in at two minutes 58 seconds of the eighth round after the champion had not responded to a series of punches from the young challenger.
In the first round Saku, 32, got off to an explosive start, catching Van Heerden with a left and a big right in the opening minute. Van Heerden looked out of his depth and on his way to a beating.
However, the South African came back in the second round and put Saku down with a cuffing right. Soon afterwards the Ugandan was down again from a right to the head for an eight count.
He went down again before the end of the round but it was ruled as a slip by the referee.
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