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2017-05-02
Kyoguchi, Martin, Castillo, Mthalane, Servania, Farmer, and Marrero Post Significant Wins
Pictured: IBO World Flyweight Champion Moruti Mthalane


During the five-day period of Tuesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 29, seven bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings in the near future took place. Those bouts were won by Hiroto Kyoguchi, Charles Martin, Junior Castillo, Moruti Mthalane, Genesis Servania, Tevin Farmer, and Claudio Marrero.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017-

Tokyo, Japan-

OPBF Minimumweight Title-
Champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (The Ring #10, WBC #10, IBF #10, WBO #13; 7-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jonathan Refugio (WBC #24 at 108; 16-6-5, 4 KOs)
- Kyoguchi outpointed the OPBF #2 ranked minimumweight contender by the scores of 119-109, 118-111, and 117-111.

Tunica, Mississippi, USA-

Heavyweight Bout-
Charles Martin (WBC #12; 24-1-1, 22 KOs)
TKO-2
Byron Polley (30-21-1, 3 NDs, 13 KOs)

Thursday, April 27, 2017-

Dallas, Texas, USA-

Vacant World Boxing Foundation World Middleweight Title-
Junior Castillo (14-1, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Elvin Ayala (29-9-1, 13 KOs)
- The scores were 118-109, 116-111, and 114-113.

Friday, April 28, 2017-

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa-

IBO World Flyweight Title-
Champion Moruti Mthalane (33-2, 22 KOs)
KO-4
Genisis Libranza (WBC #32; 11-1, 8 KOs)
- This was Mthalane's first bout since his TKO-9 win over Renz Rosia on December 12, 2015.
- Libranza came into the bout ranked #29 by the IBO.
- Mthalane is now 4-0 in IBO world title bouts. He previously compiled a 5-1 mark in IBF world title matches.

Saturday, April 29, 2017-

Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan-

Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight Title-
Genesis Servania (The Ring #4, WBO #4, Transnational #8, IBF #8, WBC #36- all at 122; 29-0, 12 KOs)
TKO-2
Ralph Jhon Lulu (12-2-2, 5 KOs)
- Servania and Lulu came into the bout ranked #1 and #4 in the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight rankings respectively.
- Servania floored Lulu in the second round.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-

Non-title Super Featherweight Bout-
NABF champion Tevin Farmer (WBC #3, IBF #6, WBO #10, The Ring #10; 25-4-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Arturo "Rey" Santos (Arturo Santos Reyes; 19-8, 5 KOs)
- The scores were 98-94, 97-93, and 96-94.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBA Interim and Vacant IBO World Featherweight Titles-
Claudio "The Matrix" Marrero (WBA #3, WBC #6; 22-1, 16 KOs)
KO-1 1:30
WBA Interim champion Carlos Zambrano (WBA #1; 26-1, 11 KOs)
- This was Zambrano's first bout since his UD 12 win over Jose Sanmartin on August 1, 2015.
- The southpaw Marrero, ranked #17 by the IBO, dropped Zambrano with a left cross. The Peruvian veteran was unable to beat referee Vic Drakulich's ten-count.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt