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2017-08-01
Adames, Buthelezi, Magwaca, Lamati, Baleni, Koura, Miller, Yap, and Gallimore Win Important Bouts
Pictured: Heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller


During the five-day period of Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30, nine bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts were won by Carlos Adames, Gideon Buthelezi, Mzuvukile Magwaca, Loduma Lamati, Siphamandla Baleni, Tsubasa Koura, Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, Mark John Yap, and Nathaniel Gallimore.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017-

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-

WBA FEDELATIN Welterweight Title-
Champion Carlos Adames (WBA #6, WBC #27; 12-0, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 11
"King" Carlos Molina (WBC #7, IBF #13; 28-7-2, 8 KOs)
- Adames decked Molina in round 2 and went on to win by the scores of 110-98, 110-98, and 109-99.

Friday, July 28, 2017-

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

IBO World Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Gideon Buthelezi (IBF #11; 20-5, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ryan Rey Ponteras (20-12-1, 9 KOs)
- Ponteras, whose Philippines Games & Amusement Board flyweight title was not on the line, came into the bout ranked #28 at 112 by the IBO.
- The scores were 118-112, 118-111, and 118-109.

Vacant IBF Intercontinental Bantamweight Title-
Mzuvukile Magwaca (IBF #13, WBC #20; 19-0-3, 11 KOs)
KO-7
Yesner Talavera (15-5-1, 2 NCs, 4 KOs)
- Magwaca's World Boxing Federation World title and Talavera's Nicaraguan title were not on the line.

Vacant IBF Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Title-
Lodumo Lamati (IBF #13, WBC #40; 12-0-1, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Luis Melendez (47-11-1, 34 KOs)
- This was Melendez' first bout since his SD 9 win over Jose Sanmartin on April 22, 2016.
- Lamati's African Boxing Union and South African titles were not on the line.
- Lamati unanimously outpointed Melendez by the scores of 119-108, 120-107, and 119-108.

South African Minimumweight Title-
Champion Siphamandla Baleni (WBA #8, WBC #18; 12-1-1, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Bangile Nyangani (4-1, 3 KOs)
- Baleni's IBO Intercontinental and WBA Pan African titles were not on the line.
- The scores were 117-111, 115-113, and 117-114.

Saturday, July 29, 2017-

Tokyo, Japan-

Vacant OPBF Minimumweight Title-
Tsubasa Koura (WBA #14, WBC #16; 11-0, 8 KOs)
KO-4 3:09
Jaysever Abcede (14-7, 9 KOs)
- Koura knocked Abcede out with a combination culminating with a left to the body.

Brooklyn, New York, USA-

Heavyweight Bout-
Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (IBF #7, WBA #8, WBO #12; 19-0-1, 17 KOs)
TKO-8 3:00
Gerald Washington (WBC #15; 18-2-1, 12 KOs)

Sunday, July 30, 2017-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

OPBF Bantamweight Title-
Champion Mark John Yap (WBC #7, IBF #9; 27-12, 13 KOs)
TKO-4 2:59
Kentaro Masuda (WBC #9, IBF #10; 27-8, 15 KOs)
- Masuda came into the bout ranked #2 by the OPBF.

Bakersfield, California, USA-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Nathaniel Gallimore (WBA #13, WBC #36; 19-1-1, 16 KOs)
TKO-5 3:00
Justin DeLoach (IBF #4, Transnational #7, WBA #9, WBC #14; 17-2, 9 KOs)
- Gallimore decked DeLoach in the first and second rounds.


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt