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2017-04-12
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- April 7 through April 9- Flanagan, Usyk, and Lomachenko Among Winners
Pictured: TTR's #1 ranked Pound-For-Pound fighter Vasyl Lomachenko


During the three-day period of Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, ten fighters ranked by the participating members of the13thround.com (TTR) as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Seven, Carlos Canizales, Liam Smith, Terry Flanagan, Maciej Sulecki, Oleksandr Usyk, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, and Vasyl Lomachenko, added victories to their ledgers while three, Petr Petrov, Jason Sosa, and Nehomar Cermeno, suffered defeats.

Friday, April 7, 2017-

Santa Rosa, Caracas, Venezuela-

Light Flyweight Bout-
Carlos Canizales (Transnational #3, WBA #3, TTR #7, WBC #10, IBF #12; 17-0-1, 14 KOs)
TKO-6 1:06
Freddy Beleno (26-17, 15 KOs)

Saturday, April 8, 2017-

Manchester, Lancashire, England-

Vacant WBO Interim World Junior Middleweight Title-
Liam Smith (WBO #4, The Ring #8, TTR #12, WBC #12; 25-1-1, 14 KOs)
TKO-9 3:00
Liam Williams (WBO #2, WBA #7; 16-1-1, 11 KOs)
- Williams was unable to continue because of a cut by his right eye.
- The interim title remains vacant because Smith failed to make weight. He weighed in at 155 1/2. Had Williams won, he would have been awarded the interim championship. He easily made weight, tipping the scales at 152 1/2.

WBO World Lightweight Title-
Champion Terry "Turbo" Flanagan (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational #3; 33-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Petr Petrov (WBA #1, WBO #2, TTR #9, Transnational #10, The Ring #10; 38-5-2, 19 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 120-108, and 118-110.
- This was Flanagan's fifth successful defense of the WBO title.

Zakopane, Poland-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Maciej Sulecki (WBC #6, TTR #9, The Ring #9, WBO #9, IBF #11- all at 160; 24-0, 9 KOs)
KO-3 1:01
Michi Munoz (25-7, 16 KOs)
- Sulecki, now seeking a title shot at 154, weighed in at 153. The veteran journeyman Munoz weighed in at 155 1/2.

Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA-

WBO World Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) Title-
Champion Oleksandr Usyk (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; TTR #13 P4P; 12-0, 10 KOs/18-0, 12 KOs including WSB bouts)
Unan. Dec. 12
Michael Hunter (WBO #9, WBA #14; 12-1, 8 KOs)
- Usyk was correctly credited with a knockdown in the 12th round when Hunter was kept upright by the ropes.
- Usyk went on to win by three 117-110 scores.

NABF and Vacant WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Titles-
NABF champion Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk (WBC #4, WBO #6, TTR #7, The Ring #8, WBA #8, IBF #8, Transnational #9; 13-0, 11 KOs/22-0, 14 KOs including WSB bouts)
TKO-3 2:55
Yunieski "The Monster" Gonzalez (WBC #18; 18-3, 14 KOs)
- Gvozdyk floored Gonzalez twice in the third round.

WBO World Junior Lightweight Title-
Champion Vasyl "High-Tech" Lomachenko (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; TTR #1 P4P, The Ring #6 P4P, Transnational #7 P4P; 8-1, 6 KOs/14-1, 6 KOs including WSB bouts)
TKO-9 3:00
Jason Sosa (WBO #2, Transnational #7, TTR #8, The Ring #10; 20-2-4, 15 KOs)
- After the completion of the ninth round, Sosa's corner notified the referee that Sosa had taken more than enough punishment and that they weren't going to allow him to take any more.

Sunday, April 9, 2017-

WBA World Super Bantamweight Title-
Shun Kubo (WBA #8; 12-0, 9 KOs)
TKO-11 0:05
Champion Nehomar Cermeno (TTR #7, Transnational #10; 26-6-1, 1 NC, 15 KOs)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt