Chris John-Indonesian Boxer

Yohannes Christian John, better known as Chris John (born in Banjarnegara, 14 September 1979; age 32 years) is a boxer Indonesia. He is listed as the third Indonesian boxer who won the world title, after Ellyas Pical and Nico Thomas.


Chris John is married to Anna Maria Megawati, a former wushu athlete, in 2005, and has been blessed with two daughters named Mary and Maria Rosa Luna Ferisha Christiani.
In addition to boxing athletes, Chris John was once known as the national wushu athletes. Chris's success in the boxing world, bringing it to the professional side, including commercials for various products and boxing commentator on television.


Chris John is the second son of four children of the couple Johan Tjahjadi (aka Tjia Foek Sem) and Maria Warsini. Chris's father John, Johan Tjahjadi a former amateur boxer, coach Chris John and his brother Adrian since they were an early age, around age 5 years. Having competed in several amateur championships in Banjarnegara, Chris John was recruited by the renowned boxing trainer, Sutan Rambing, in Semarang.

Early Career

Chris John and then plunge into the world of professional boxing debut in 1998 in the fight against the Word Kanda. At that time Chris John won the match 6 numbers in the round. His name was then shot like a meteor when he managed to mengkanvaskan boxing idol at that time, Muhammad Alfaridzi, in a thrilling match over 12 rounds. Chris John was affected by the knockdown in the first round twice, but he managed to reverse the situation by hitting KO in round Alfaridzi-12, as well as national champion featherweight. According to Chris John, conditions are very bad at the time, and he was bleeding at the nose because his nose was broken. After some time playing in the national title race, Chris managed to beat compatriot John Soleh Sundava in 2001 to win the PABA featherweight title.

World Championship

Won the WBA featherweight champion Opportunity for Chris John of Indonesia and arrived at Chris John a chance to challenge the Oscar Leon of Colombia on 26 September 2003 in Bali. Chris John won the number of thin (split decision) in a 12-round match, and otherwise entitled to his WBA world champion temporary (interim title). Soon, the WBA "grant" definitive title (no longer interim title) to Chris John, when the defending champion Derrick Gainer of the United States lost points from Juan Manuel Marquez (Mexico, IBF champion). At that time, according to regulatory agency WBA boxing, Marquez declared the champion super (super champion) because it managed to unite the two WBA WBA and IBF, and Chris John as a regular winner.

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