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2017-05-17
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 13- Yafai, Warrington, Yildirim, and Guevara Win
Pictured: WBA World Super Flyweight Champion Khalid Yafai, TTR's #5 ranked junior bantamweight contender


On Saturday, May 13, four boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. All four, Khalid Yafai, Josh Warrington, Avni Yildirim, and Pedro Guevara, were victorious.

In addition, Sam Eggington moved closer to entering TTR's rankings by knocking out defending EBU European welterweight champion Ceferino Rodriguez.


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Saturday, May 13, 2017-

Birmingham, West Midlands, England-

WBA World Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Khalid Yafai (TTR #5, Transnational #5, The Ring #6; 22-0, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Suguru Muranaka (WBA #10; 25-3-1, 8 KOs)
- Yafai floored Muranaka in the second round.
- Referee Steve Gray penalized Yafai one point for repeated low blows in round 8.
- The scores were 118-108, 119-107, 119-107.

Leeds, Yorkshire, England-

WBC International Featherweight Title-
Champion Josh Warrington (WBC #3, IBF #5, TTR #11; 25-0, 5 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Kiko Martinez (WBC #21; 36-8-1, 26 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 114-114, and 116-112.

Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico-

Vacant WBC International Super Middleweight Title-
Avni "Mr. Robot" Yildirim (WBC #3, IBF #6, WBA #8, TTR #12, WBO #15; 16-0, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Marco Antonio Periban (WBC #16; 25-4-1, 16 KOs)
- Yildirim floored Periban in round 11.

Light Flyweight Bout-
Pedro Guevara (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1, WBC #1- all at 108; WBO #5 at 112; 30-2-1, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Oswaldo Novoa (WBC #18 at 105; 14-8-3, 9 KOs)


BOUT FEATURING FIGHTERS NOT CURRENTLY RANKED BY TTR WHICH MAY IMPACT TTR'S RANKINGS:

Saturday, May 13, 2017-

Birmingham, West Midlands, England-

EBU European Welterweight Title-
Sam Eggington (WBC #11; 21-3, 13 KOs)
KO-10
Champion Ceferino Rodriguez (IBF #10, WBC #12; 24-2, 12 KOs)
- Eggington's WBC International title was not on the line.
- Eggington knocked out Rodriguez with a right uppercut followed by a left hook.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt