WBA World Featherweight Champion Has His Dragon Fist Ready

From L-R: WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John, Raja Sapta Oktohari, Shoji Kimura
On Saturday 5 May 2012, the WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) will defend his title against Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore

This is Chris John's 16th defense of his title at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore. The “WBA Fighter of Decade” said he has yet to learn much about his Japanese opponent, but he would never underestimate his opponents and would train hard for the upcoming bout against Kimura.

John said "I am targeting a KO or at least a TKO victory against Kimura, this is the Year of the Dragon. I’ve been practicing a special punch with my trainer Craig Christian that I call the Dragon Fist, which will surely knock him out.”

However, Shoji Kimura is confident he will be the first fighter to defeat ‘The Dragon.’ “This is a great opportunity to fight Chris John at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, this will be my second fight in featherweight, so I really want to make this a favourable result and I want to win.”

Lorenzo ‘Thunderbolt’ Villaneuva and Daud ‘Cino’ Jordan
The IBO World Featherweight Title will also be on the line when Daud ‘Cino’ Jordan (28-2, 22 KOs) will face undefeated Filipino Lorenzo ‘Thunderbolt’ Villaneuva (24-0, 23 KOs).
Daud Yordan is expecting a tough fight against Lorenzo Villaneuva, who has trained under Freddy Roach and knocked out all but one opponent in his 24 fights.

“He has a very impressive record and is also a left hander, but I know that I can beat him and take the belt,” said Yordan.

In response to Yordan, Villaneuva replied “It’s an exciting opportunity to prove myself, I have full respect for Daud and I will make this fight exciting.”

The promoters of this big event, Angelo Hyder and Raja Sapta Oktohari possess the passion to help people achieve their dreams and Marina Bay Sands is going to be a great opportunity for Asia to introduce more talented fighters like Manny Pacquiao.

Oktohari said “We are going to do our best with our knowledge of boxing to bring the best fights in the world to Singapore and Asia and with this venture that we have gone on with MBS, I’m sure it is going to happen.” 

Harry Potter Show To Apparate Into Marina Bay Sands

Who says Muggles can't step into the wizard world? For the first time in Asia, Harry Potter fans will be able to experience the magic in Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which will be coming to the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands in June!

You'll be able to visit Hagrid’s hut, the Great Hall, and the Gryffindor Boys Dormitory which will contain the actual four-poster beds that Harry and Ron slept in during their time at Hogwarts. Pull a Mandrake from its pot, toss a Quaffle in the Quidditch area, and come face to face with Buckbeak the Hippogriff and a giant Acromantula spider in the Forbidden Forest.

Along the way, you will get an up close and personal look at the authentic props and costumes that appeared throughout the 8 Harry Potter films, such as Harry’s wand and glasses, Hermione’s Yule Ball gown, the Golden Snitch, the Marauder’s Map and so much more.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition will begin from 2 June to 30 September 2012. Tickets will go on sale from May 1, so be sure to mark it on your calendar!


Marina Bay Sands is touted as the largest hotel/integrated resort in Singapore. It possesses more than 2,500 roomsan ice-skating rinktwo large theatres, seven "celebrity chef" restaurants, and a SkyPark complete with a 150m infinity swimming pool. It is developed by Las Vegas Sands and is considered the most expensive standalone casino property in the world (S$8 billion). See more of Marina Bay Sands in the video below:

The three 55-story hotel towers of Marina Bay Sands are linked by the SkyPark, which is the main crowd puller. It was designed by Moshe Safdie Architects and is capable of supporting more than 3,000 people. In addition to its famous vanishing edge swimming pool, the SkyPark also provides rooftop restaurants, clubs, and an observatory as well. Hotel guests can enjoy the view of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay from the Observation Deck. If you're not a hotel guest, you can still go up and feel the breeze, but be prepared to fork out $20 (Singapore Dollars)

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a shopper's haven with over 300 stores and food outlets, as well as luxury duplexes for boutiques like Chanel and Ralph Lauren. If your feet start to feel sore from all the walking, simply hire a sampan/Gondola ($10 adult, $6 child) and glide down the man-made canal which runs through the shopping complex.

If you start to feel hungry from all the shopping at Marina Bay Sands, you can drop in at the 24-hour Rasapura Masters food court, where you can enjoy Asian hawker food and watch people skating on the ice rink below. For those who fancy a finer dining experience, the celebrity chef restaurants can be found on the first and first basement floors.