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2017-05-09
May 2 through May 7- Castellanos, Matthysse, and former Champs Mendez and Gradovich Among Those Scoring Big Wins
Pictured: Lucas Matthysse


During the six-day period of Tuesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 7, eleven bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The bouts were won by Argenis Mendez, Jerry Tomogdan, Evgeny Gradovich, Evgeny Chuprakov, Jesus M. Rojas, Robinson Castellanos, Francesco Patera, Ronny Rios, Lucas Matthysse, Jonas Sultan, and Can Xu.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017-

Studio City, California, USA-

Lightweight Bout-
Argenis Mendez (24-5-1, 1 ND, 12 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Ivan Redkach (WBA #3, WBC #23; 20-3-1, 1 ND, 16 KOs)
- The scores were 95-94 for Redkach and 96-93 and 95-94 for Mendez.

Friday, May 5, 2017-

Sanda, Hyogo, Japan-

Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Mini-Flyweight Title-
Jerry Tomogdan (WBC #35; 23-8-4, 11 KOs)
KO-6 1:56
Riku Kano (The Ring #6, WBO #10, IBF #14, WBC #19; 11-3-1, 6 KOs)
- Kano and Tomogdan came into the bout ranked #1 and #2 respectively in the WBO Asia Pacific rankings.

Ekaterinburg, Russia-

WBA Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Title-
Evgeny Gradovich (23-2-1, 9 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Champion Hugo Berrio (WBA #13; 23-7-1, 14 KOs)
- The scores were 115-114, 114-114, and 117-111.

WBO Inter-Continental Junior Lightweight Title-
Champion Evgeny Chuprakov (WBO #2, IBF #10; 18-0, 10 KOs)
TKO-5 1:35
Eden Sonsona (36-7-2, 13 KOs)
- Sonsona's World Boxing Federation International title was not on the line.
- Chuprakov knocked Sonsona down twice- once in round 3 and once in round 4.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBA World Featherweight Title Eliminator/WBA NABA Featherweight Title-
Jesus M. Rojas (WBA #4; 25-1-2, 1 NC, 18 KOs)
TKO-8 1:47
WBA NABA champion Abraham Lopez (WBA #5, IBF #9, WBC #25; 22-1-1, 15 KOs)
- Rojas flored Lopez three times- once in round 2, once in round 4, and once in round 8.

Lightweight Bout-
Robinson Castellanos (WBC #16 at 126; 24-12, 14 KOs)
TKO-7 3:00
Yuriorkis Gamboa (IBF #13, WBC #19- both at 130; 26-2, 17 KOs)
- This was Castellanos' first bout since his KO-7 loss to Oscar Escandon on March 5, 2016.
- Castellanos weighed in at 133 as did Gamboa.
- Castellanos decked Gamboa twice- once in round 3 and once in round 4.
- Since losing by TKO-5 to Mikey Garcia on May 17, 2008, Castellanos is 19-4 including wins over Alejandro Sanabria, Christopher Perez, Alberto Garza, Celestino Caballero, Ronny Rios, Rocky Juarez, and, now, Gamboa.

Saturday, May 6, 2017-

Turku, Finland-

EBU European Lightweight Title-
Francesco Patera (WBC #38; 18-2, 7 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Champion Edis Tatli (WBC #3, IBF #6; 29-2, 10 KOs)
- Patera's WBC Mediterranean title was not on the line.
- The scores were 115-113 and 116-112 for Patera and 116-112 for Tatli.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Ronny Rios (WBC #2 at 122; WBO #12 at 126; 28-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-4 2:22
Daniel Noriega (30-11-1, 15 KOs)

Vacant WBA International and Vacant WBO International Welterweight Titles-
Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 1 NC, 35 KOs)
TKO-5 2:21
Emmanuel Taylor (20-5, 14 KOs)
- This was Matthysse's first bout since his KO-10 loss to Viktor Postol on October 3, 2015.
- Matthysse floored Taylor twice- once in round 3 and once in round 5.

Sunday, May 7, 2017-

Barangay Mahabang, Angono, Rizal, Philippines-

IBF Intercontinental Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Jonas Sultan (IBF #14, WBC #24; 13-3, 9 KOs)
KO-8 2:07
Sonny Boy Jaro (WBC #22; 43-14-5, 30 KOs)

Xi An, China-

WBA International Super Featherweight Title-
Champion Can Xu (WBA #2; 12-2, 0 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jack Asis (35-20-2, 18 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 117-112, and 117-112.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt