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Indonesian star Yordan makes surprise club visit

15 November, 2018 — By Steve Barnett

Former world champion Daud ‘Cino’ Yordan poses with young boxers and coaches at St Pancras ABC in Kentish Town

BOXERS from St Pancras ABC got a shock on Tuesday when a former world featherweight and lightweight champion walked into the gym seconds before they were due to start training.

Indonesian professional Daud “Cino” Yordan stopped by at the club in Kentish Town, where he signed autographs and had his picture taken with young members of the Saints squad.

“What a gentleman,” said St Pancras head coach CJ Hussein.

Yordan with Saints boxer Oliver Forte

“On Saturday he was beaten by Anthony Crolla in a final eliminator for the WBA lightweight world title at the Manchester Arena. Yet, despite that disappointment, he still found time to come and visit our young boxers.

“This is a fighter who has been there and done it. He’s won multiple world titles, so for him to come down and spend almost two hours sharing his tips and advice really means a lot to everyone at the club.”

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