Indonesian boxer Yordan delays bouts due to COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-17 22:03:31|Editor: huaxia

JAKARTA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian IBA and WBO Oriental World's super Lightweight champion Daud Cino Yordan said on Monday that his bouts initially planned to be staged this year must be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they would likely be rescheduled when the virus transmission has eased.

Among the bouts was the one scheduled to be held in April of this year in Asia, the boxer remarked.

"I hope this pandemic will end so that all the activities in the world can resume," he said in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province.

The boxer has kept practicing to improve his boxing capabilities and skills before the next bouts, Yordan was quoted by local media as saying.

On November 19, 2019, Yordan defeated South African opponent Michael Mokoena by technical knockout in the eighth round in the IBA Super Lightweight World Title bout in Indonesia's East Java province.

33-year-old Yordan has 40 wins (28 of which were knockouts) and four losses.

Although the transmission of the novel coronavirus in Indonesia has been afloat as of late, the country still expects the vaccine for the virus would be ready for usage early next year. Enditem