On Sunday the 14th of April, Epicentre.tv will live stream Dragon Fire’s World Championship Boxing action at the Senayan Indoor Tennis Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dragon Fire is bringing the biggest and best boxing fights to Indonesia with Two World Titles Super fights.
WBA Champion of the Decade & current undefeated WBA Super World Featherweight Boxing Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48 Wins 0 Loss) is set make his 18th World title defence of his WBA World Featherweight title against Japan’s Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (23 Wins 2 Loss).
Daud “Cino” Yordan (30 Wins 2 Loss) will defend his IBO World Featherweight Title against South African Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka (24 Wins 2 loss).
The undercard will see Team Indonesia take on Team Tanzania in what is sure to be a fiery clash between these two boxing heavyweights.
For further information visit www.epicentre.tv and www.dragonfire.com
CHRIS “THE DRAGON” JOHN vs SATOSHI “BAZOOKA” HOSONO
Chris is the WBA Super World Featherweight Champion.
(A Super Champion is one who has defended his World Title 10 times or more)
In 2012 Chris was awarded the WBA; “Fighter of the decade”.
Chris John has held the World Boxing Association Featherweight title for over 9 consecutive years making him the longest current reigning world champion in all of boxing today.
Chris holds a victory over WBO Champion of the decade Juan Manuel Marquez who on December 8, 2012 knocked out WBO Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao.
John also has high profile victories over former top 10 pound for pounder and 2 time World Champion Derrick “Smoke” Gainer of the United States and Team USA Olympian, Sydney 2000 Silver Medal Winner, Rocky Juarez
SATOSHI “BAZOOKA” HOSONO
Satoshi Hosono is the World Boxing Association’s, Number 6 World ranked Featherweight contender.
Hosono is a former two time WBA World title challenger
Satoshi Hosono unsuccessfully challenged then WBA World Featherweight Champion Celestino Caballero from Panama on the 31st of December 2011
On the 11th of January 2010 Hosono controversially lost a mixed points decision in his first WBA World Super Bantamweight Challenge.
Former OPBF Featherweight Champion with 3 successful title defences.
Former Japanese Featherweight Champion with 3 successful title defences.
DAUD “CINO” YORDAN vs SIMPIWE “V12” VETYEKA
DAUD “CINO” YORDAN
Daud Yordan is the current IBO World Featherweight Champion.
Yordan’s successfully defeated former Prize Fighter winner Choi Tseveenpurev at Marina Bay Sands Singapore in a fight of the year contender on the 9th of November 2012.
Yordan won the vacant IBO World Featherweight title in an all action fight by knocking out the previously undefeated knock-out machine, Lorenzo Villanueva (25 fights, 23 wins, 21 KO) in Singapore in May 2012.
Asia’s most exciting fighter.
Yordan won the WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title with an eighth round knock-out at just twenty years of age.
SIMPIWE “V12” VETYEKA
Simpiwe Vetyeka is a former IBO World Champion having defeated Eric Barcelona of the Philippines for IBO World Bantamweight title on the 11th of July 2009 in South Africa.
Vetyeka controversially lost a close point’s decision to Japans Hozumi Hasegawa in Tokyo, Japan for the WBC World Bantamweight title on the 3rd of May 2007.
Vetyeka won the WBC International Super Bantamweight title by defeating Mexican Giovanni Caro in Mexico on the 2nd of July 2011.
Former South African Bantamweight Champion with 9 successful defenses.
EPICENTRE.TV LAUNCH WITH A HUGE MONTH OF LIVE COMBAT SPORTS ACTION AROUND THE GLOBE
Epicentre.tv will launch their live streaming platform with some of the biggest promotions in boxing and MMA featuring throughout April and May.
Epicentre.tv has quickly established themselves as the home of combat sports, having signed on the majority of the leading boxing and MMA promotions in Australia, giving the promoters the opportunity to promote brand awareness and increase revenue through PPV sales and sponsorship.
The fighters benefit through the global exposure, and the fans finally have the opportunity to view content that they have never had access to.
“Epicentre works in conjunction with fighters, promoters, sponsors and existing broadcast platforms to offer a truly global pay-per-view broadcast package.” said Luke Campbell, Head of Production at epicentre.tv.
19 April, World Title Boxing, Senayan, Indonesia. (See attached for further details)
This Saturday, Epicentre will host the WBA Featherweight World Title between Indonesia’s undefeated Super Champion Chris “The Dragon” John and world no 6 Satoshi Hosono. Also on the card will be Indonesia’s Daud “Chino” Yordan, who will be defending his IBO Featherweight World Title against Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka of South Africa.
John has held his WBA Featherweight Championship since 2003 with the record of 48 undefeated fights, which makes him the longest reigning World Champion in the history of the sport.
27 April, Combat 8, Big Top Luna Park, Sydney
Combat8 is a new combat fighting platform, which sees fighters of different disciplines vying for supremacy inside The Cube – a square cage designed specifically for Combat8 bouts. Combat8’s first Sydney event promises to be spectacular with one of the best cards the Australian fight community has ever seen with names such as Peter Graham, Ben Edwards, Tai Tuivasa and Wes Capper featuring.
UFC fighter and reality television personality, Richie Vas will headline Combat8’s first show of the year on April 27, when he faces Brazilian champion Thomas De Almeida.
28 April, Next in Line, Melbourne Convention Centre.
Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael have recently linked with Epicentre and will live stream their ‘Next In Line’ promotion on April 28, which will be one of the biggest nights of Heavyweight boxing ever seen in Australia.
Australian Champion Lucas Browne will face former three division World Champion James Toney, while Solomon Haumono will return to the ring to fight American Oliver McCall. Also featuring on the stacked card is the Australian Cruiserweight title fight between Daniel Ammann and Kane Watts.
8 May, Australian Fighting Championship 5, Melbourne Pavilion.
Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) has sourced the best fighters from around the country and a number of international athletes, ensuring the AFC will continue to grow into one of the best MMA organisations in the world, and a proven road into the UFC.
As well as the 2 tournaments, the main event will be see the AFC Lightweight title rematch between Rusty ‘The Wrecking Ball’ McBride up against his nemesis from AFC3 in Daniel ‘The Hangman’ Hooker.
AFC will stage the start of their two 8 man knockout tournaments which will see a crowning of the AFC champion in each weight division over the upcoming events.