‘Jo Jo’ Dan Wins Razor Thin Split Decision over Kevin Bizier


    downloadIonut Dan Ion (34-2, 18 KOs) also known as Jo Jo Dan earns a hard fought split decision over Kevin Bizier (23-2, 16 KOs). The bout was extremely competitive and in reality could have gone either way.

    In the first half of the fight Dan was fighting off his back foot on his toes, while Bizier remained a bit flatfooted. Dan was aiming to potshot from a distance, and smother Bizier whenever the distance between the two shortened. Dan seemed to come in with the right game plan but Bizier still managed to land shots on the outside, not allowing Dan to easily smother, and forced Dan to fight in spurts.

    There was constant back and forth action, but Bizier may have edged out the majority of the rounds in the first half. Then Bizier managed to knock Dan down in the opening seconds of the 7th round, and after that surprisingly the momentum began to shift in Dan’s favor. Both fighters seemed to show signs of fatigue, and back forth action continued, but it seemed as if Dan had a bit more gas left in his tank. The second half resembled the first half, but this time with Dan possibly edging out the majority of the rounds due to his increase in activity.

    According to SHO Stats, Dan landed 231 punches, while Bizier landed 211. The scorecards read 115-112 for Dan, 114-113 for Bizier, and 114-113 for Dan.

    With this win Dan now puts himself in a great position in the stacked welterweight division. There is nothing fancy about Dan’s game, but his grit and fan friendly style brings enough excitement for fight fans to create a demand to see him back in the ring against a top notch fighter very soon.