I'm not a fan of blood sports
, and boxing in particular. Thumping someone in the head for a living shows that you've either got brain damage or soon will have.
However, Chris John is a boxer who is the WBA Featherweight Champion and Indonesia's only (?) world champion in any sport. His site
sent Firefox crashing! So instead, check out this wiki page
for loads of adulatory info.
Reading the sports pages, mainly because Andy Murray
is one Brit worth championing, I noted that Chris John has had to postpone a match because he's been ill. Nothing serious, maybe, but according to his wife he occasionally has a bout of sprue, a word I'd never come across before.
Indonesians do suffer from mild hypochondria, regularly taking nostrums for such maladies as masuk angin
, literally 'wind entering' which is generally known as breathing, and panas dalam
which means hot inside. Of course, if you're dingin dalam
, meaning cold inside, you're dead.
But sprue? My trusty Websters tells me that it is a chiefly tropical disease characterised by defective absorption of food, anaemia, gastrointestinal disorders etc.
Sounds like he didn't have the stomach to face his next opponent.