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2017-04-12
Catterall, Hart, Mijares, Konishi, and Nakatani Win Meaningful Matches
Pictured: Super lightweight Jack "El Gato" Catterall


During the two-day period of Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's took place. Those bouts were won by Jack Catterall, Jesse Hart, Cristian Mijares, Reiya Konishi, and Masayoshi Nakatani.

Saturday, April 8, 2017-

Manchester, Lancashire, England-

WBO Inter-Continental Junior Welterweight Title-
Champion Jack Catterall (WBO #2, The Ring #7, WBC #30; 18-0, 10 KOs)
TKO-3 1:40
Martin Gethin (28-9-1, 12 KOs)
- Gethin's IBF International title was not on the line.

Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA-

WBA NABA and USBA Super Middleweight Titles-
Champion Jesse Hart (WBO #1, IBF #4, WBC #13; 22-0, 18 KOs)
TKO-5 1:44
Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs)

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico-

Non-title Super Featherweight Bout-
WBC Silver featherweight champion Cristian Mijares (WBC #4 at 126; 56-8-2, 26 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
WBC Continental Americas featherweight champion Tomas Rojas (WBC #18 at 126; 48-15-1, 1 NC, 32 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 130.
- The scores were 96-93, 96-94, and 95-94.
- This was the second time Mijares and Rojas fought each other as professionals. Mijares had unanimously outpointed Rojas over 12 rounds on March 12, 2004 in a bout contested for then Mexican super flyweight champion Rojas' title.

Sunday, April 9, 2017-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

Vacant Japanese Minimumweight Title-
Reiya Konishi (WBO #12, WBC #21; 13-0, 5 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 10
Masataka Taniguchi (IBF #6, WBC #28; 6-1, 4 KOs)
- Coming into the bout, Konishi and Taniguchi were ranked #1 and #2 respectively by the JBC.
- The scores were 96-94, 96-94, and 95-95.

OPBF Lightweight Title-
Champion Masayoshi Nakatani (WBC #6, IBF #13, WBA #15; 14-0, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Kaewfah Tor Buamas (birth name: Yutthapol Sudnongbua; AKA Krai Setthapon; 23-2, 16 KOs)
- Tor Buamas came into the bout ranked #12 by the OPBF.
- The scores were 118-110, 116-113, and 115-113.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt