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2017-04-26
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- April 21 through April 23- Abraham, Khurtsidze, Tete, Jermell Charlo, Porter, Magdaleno, Valdez, Ramirez, Tapales, and Ioka Among Winners
Pictured: WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo


During the three-day period of Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, sixteen boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. All sixteen, Jorge Sebastian Heiland, Juan Carlos Reveco, Johann Duhaupas, Arthur Abraham, Michel Soro, Avtandil Khurtsidze, Zolani Tete, Martin Murray, Jermell Charlo, Shawn Porter, Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, Sho Ishida, Marlon Tapales, and Kazuto Ioka, won.

In addition, Artem Dalakian won a bout featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which resulted in him entering TTR's rankings when the new rankings, those based on fight results through April 23, were compiled and posted April 24 and 25.

TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Friday, April 21, 2017-

Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina-

Super Middleweight Bout-
Jorge Sebastian Heiland (WBC #1, TTR #9, Transnational #10, WBO #12- all at 160; 29-4-2, 16 KOs)
KO-8
Mateo Damian Veron (26-19-3, 2 NCs, 8 KOs)
- Heiland weighed in at 161; Veron at 162 3/4.
- Heiland floored Veron three times- once in round 5, once in round 6, and once in round 8.
- Heiland is now 3-1-1 vs. Veron.

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina-

Vacant South American Super Flyweight Title-
Juan Carlos Reveco (TTR #3, WBC #3, Transnational #4, The Ring #5, WBA #5, IBF #5, WBO #6- all at 112; 38-3, 19 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jesus Vargas (15-9-1, 11 KOs)
- Reveco's IBF Latino flyweight title was not on the line.
- Reveco weighed in at 112 1/4; Vargas at 113 1/2.
- The scores were 120-108, 120-110, and 120-108.

Saturday, April 22, 2017-

Pori, Finland-

Heavyweight Bout-
Johann Duhaupas (TTR #11, WBC #11; 35-4, 22 KOs)
KO-3
David Gogishvili (17-5, 9 KOs)

Erfurt, Thuringen, Germany-

WBO World Super Middleweight Title Eliminator-
Arthur Abraham (WBO #2, TTR #4, Transnational #6, WBA #6, The Ring #8; 46-5, 30 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Robin Krasniqi (WBO #3, WBA #15, WBC #21; 46-5, 17 KOs)
- The scores were 118-110, 117-111, and 115-114.

Villeurbanne, Rhone, France-

WBA International Super Welterweight Title-
Champion Michel Soro (WBA #3, TTR #7, The Ring #8, IBF #14; 30-1-1, 20 KOs)
TKO-3
Javier Francisco Maciel (30-6, 21 KOs)

Leicester, Leicestershire, England-

Vacant WBO Interim World Middleweight Title-
Avtandil Khurtsidze (WBO #1, TTR #6, Transnational #8, The Ring #8; 33-2-2, 22 KOs)
TKO-5 0:27
Tommy Langford (WBO #3; 18-1, 6 KOs)
- Khurtsidze floored Langford in round 5.

Vacant WBO Interim World Bantamweight Title-
Zolani Tete (WBO #2, The Ring #8, IBF #8, TTR #11- all at 118; WBC #5 at 115; 25-3, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Arthur Villanueva (WBO #1, WBC #8; 30-2, 16 KOs)
- Tete decked Villanueva in the eleventh round and went on to win by the scores of 120-107, 119-108, and 119-108.

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title-
Martin Murray (WBA #8, TTR #9, Transnational #10- all at 168; 35-4-1, 16 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Gabriel Rosado (23-11, 1 ND, 13 KOs)
- Murray's WBA Continental super middleweight title was not on the line.
- The scores were 114-114, 119-109, and 116-112.

Brooklyn, New York, USA-

WBC World Super Welterweight Title-
Champion Jermell Charlo (The Ring #3, TTR #4, Transnational #5; 29-0, 14 KOs)
KO-6 0:32
Charles Hatley (WBC #1; 26-2-1, 18 KOs)
- Charlo decked Hatley in round 3 and, in round 6, knocked him out with a perfectly timed right.

WBC World Welterweight Title Final Eliminator-
Shawn Porter (The Ring #3, WBC #3, TTR #4, Transnational #4; 27-2-1, 17 KOs)
TKO-9 1:31
Andre Berto (IBF #3, WBC #4; 31-5, 24 KOs)
- Both fighters sustained nasty cuts during the bout.
- Berto was knocked down three times- once near the end of the second round and twice in the ninth.

Carson, California, USA-

WBO World Junior Featherweight Title-
Champion Jessie Magdaleno (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #2; 25-0, 18 KOs)
KO-2 2:51
Adeilson Dos Santos (WBO #12; 18-3, 14 KOs)
- Dos Santos was knocked down twice in round 2.

WBO World Featherweight Title-
Champion Oscar Valdez (TTR #6, Transnational #7, The Ring #7; 22-0, 19 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Miguel Marriaga (WBO #1; 25-2, 21 KOs)
- Valdez floored Marriaga in round 10 and went on to win by the scores of 119-108, 118-109, and 116-111.

WBO World Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Gilberto Ramirez (TTR #3, The Ring #3, Transnational #4; 35-0, 24 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Max Bursak (WBO #9; 33-5-1, 15 KOs)
- Bursak lost two points for excessive holding.
- Ramirez won by three 120-106 scores.

Sunday, April 23, 2017-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Sho Ishida (WBA #1, WBO #5, WBC #6, IBF #12, TTR #13; 24-0, 13 KOs)
KO-3 1:41
Patiporn Saithonggym (0-1 as per BoxRec; record may be incomplete also as per BoxRec)

Vacant WBO World Bantamweight Title-
Marlon Tapales (The Ring #5, TTR #8, Transnational #9; 30-2, 13 KOs)
TKO-11 0:16
Shohei Omori (WBO #6, IBF #12; 18-2, 13 KOs)
- Tapales forfeited the title on the scales because he weighed in at 120. The vacant title was available to Omori, who weighed in at 117 1/2, only.
- Tapales' victory leaves the title vacant. However, with Zolani Tete winning the interim version of the title on April 22, it's possible that the WBO may opt to fill the world title by elevating Tete's status.

WBA World Flyweight Title-
Champion Kazuto Ioka (TTR #1, The Ring #1, Transnational #2; 2-1, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Noknoi Sitthiprasert (AKA Noknoi CP Freshmart; WBA #2; 62-5, 38 KOs)
- The scores were 117-110, 117-110, and 116-111.

BOUT FEATURING FIGHTERS NOT RANKED BY TTR WHICH IMPACTED TTR'S RANKINGS:

Saturday, April 22, 2017-

Kiev, Ukraine-

WBA Continental Flyweight Title-
Champion Artem Dalakian (WBA #3, WBC #22; 15-0, 11 KOs)
KO-6
Luis Manuel Macias (9-5-2, 3 KOs)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt