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2017-08-29
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- August 25 through 27- Derevyanchenko, Vargas, and Jack Among Weekend's Winners
Pictured: Newly crowned WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Badou Jack


During the three-day period of Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27, nine boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. Seven, Wanheng Menayothin (who is now 48-0), Ilunga "Junior" Makabu, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Byron Rojas, Rey Vargas, Badou Jack (who captured his second world title), and Gervonta Davis (who lost his title on the scales), won their bouts while two, Nathan Cleverly and Tatsuya Fukuhara, lost theirs.

Friday, August 25, 2017-

Chonburi, Thailand-

Non-title Minimumweight Bout-
WBC World champion Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri; The Ring #1, TTR #2, Transnational #2; 48-0, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Jack Amisa (21-45-2, 14 KOs)

Harare, Zimbabwe-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Ilunga "Junior" Makabu (WBC #7, The Ring #9, TTR #10; 21-2, 20 KOs)
KO-4
Mussa Ajibu (28-10-5, 24 KOs)

Miami, Oklahoma, USA-

IBF Final Eliminator for the #1 Spot in the Middleweight Ratings-
Sergiy Derevyanchenko (IBF #2, WBC #4, TTR #9, Transnational #9, The Ring #9; 11-0, 9 KOs)
TKO-12 0:40
Tureano Johnson (IBF #1, WBC #16; 20-2, 14 KOs)
- Johnson was knocked down in round 12.

Managua, Nicaragua-

Minimumweight Bout-
Byron Rojas (WBA #1, WBC #2, TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3, IBF #5, WBO #9; 21-3-3, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Nelson Luna (7-8-3, 2 NCs, 4 KOs)

Saturday, August 26, 2017-

Carson, California, USA-

WBC World Super Bantamweight Title-
Champion Rey Vargas (Transnational #3, The Ring #3, TTR #6; 30-0, 22 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ronny Rios (WBC #3; 28-2, 13 KOs)
- The scores were 118-110, 118-110, and 115-113.
- Harold Lederman scored the bout for HBO and also had Vargas winning 118-110.
- Scoring the bout for TTR's Main Page, I had Vargas winning 118-111.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBA World Light Heavyweight Title-
Badou Jack (WBA #10, IBF #11, TTR #12- all at 175; Transnational #2 at 168; 22-1-2, 13 KOs)
TKO-5 2:47
Champion Nathan Cleverly (Transnational #4, The Ring #7, TTR #8; 30-3, 16 KOs)
- Former two-time World champion Cleverly announced his retirement from boxing after the bout.

Vacant IBF World Junior Lightweight Title-
Gervonta Davis (TTR #4, Transnational #5, The Ring #5; 19-0, 18 KOs)
KO-8 0:39
Francisco Fonseca (IBF #7; 19-1-1, 13 KOs)
- Davis weighed in at 132 and was stripped of the title.
- The vacant title was available to Fonseca, who weighed in at 130, only.
- With Davis winning, the title remains vacant.

Sunday, August 27, 2017-

Ashikita-gun, Kumamoto, Japan-

WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title-
Ryuya Yamanaka (WBO #1, IBF #6, The Ring #8; 15-2, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Tatsuya Fukuhara (The Ring #9, TTR #13; 19-5-6, 7 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 115-113, and 115-113.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt