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Indonesian boxing legend wants to train future champs

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World featherweight champion Chris John learnt to box using tatty old gloves in an abandoned football field in rural Indonesia, pushed on by his father who was determined to make him a winner. 

World featherweight champion Chris John (L) trains with sparring partner Adones Aguelo in Jakarta on April 3, 2013. John will defend his World Boxing Association title this month against Japan's Satoshi "Bazooka" Hosono.

"My father was very domineering. He would hit me with a book, slap me, and make me do push-ups if I came home late from playing with friends. I had to accept every punishment without resistance," John recalled.

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