Chris John

"The Dragon" and "The Indonesian Thin Man"

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Real name

Yohannes Christian John

Nickname(s)

The Dragon
The Indonesian Thin Man

Rated at

Featherweight

Height

ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)

Reach

65 in (170 cm)

Nationality

Flag of Indonesia Indonesian

Birth date

September 14, 1979 (1979-09-14) (age 29)

Birth place

Jakarta (Resides in Semarang)

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

43

Wins

42

Wins by KO

22

Losses

0

Draws

1

No contests

0

Yohannes Christian John (born September 14, 1979 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is the WBA featherweight boxing champion (2003-).


 

Professional career

John started boxing in his early childhood and was trained by his father Johan Tjahjadi (aka Thjia Foek Sem), a former amateur boxer. John is the third Indonesian to win a boxing world title, following Ellyas Pical and Nico Thomas. John turned professional in 1997 and is known as "Thin Man" before he proclaimed his new nick name "The Dragon" that he uses until today.

In 2005 John split with trainer Sutan Rambing then joined Harry's Gym in Perth, Australia, where he is currently trained and managed by Craig Christian.

In the year 2008, Chris John was interviewed by ESPN and he stated that he will fight another 5 or 6 fights and will retire as the best featherweight that the world have ever seen.

On October 24, Chris reached and won his 10th milestone world title defense fight, which was also his 5th mandatory fight, against Japan boxer Hiroyuki Enoki in Tokyo, Japan.

Trainers

  • 2005 - present: Craig Christian

  • 1997 - 2004: Sutan Rambing

  • 1984 - 1997: Johan Tjahjadi (John's father)

Important matches

Additional

In addition to being a professional boxer, Chris John is also a member of national wushu team. His successful achievements as a wu-shu athlete include:

  • Gold Medalist, South East Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1997

  • Bronze Medalist, South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2001

  • Gold Medalist, Indonesian multi events games (National Olympic), Jakarta, 1996

  • Gold Medalist, Indonesian wushu championship

Preceded by
Derrick Gainer
Lost to Marquez, John's interim
status was upgraded to full champion
WBA Featherweight champion
November 1, 2003 - October 24, 2008
Promoted
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Marquez
Stripped
WBA Featherweight champion
Super title
October 24, 2008 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent