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2017-09-18
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- September 15 & 16- Melindo, Saunders, Smith, Duhaupas, and Diaz Win; Triple G and Canelo Fight to a Draw
Pictured: TTR's #1 ranked middleweight and still WBA Middleweight Super Champion and IBO, WBC, and IBF World Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin


During the two-day period of Friday, September 15 and Saturday September 16, eleven boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. Five, Milan Melindo, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Johann Duhaupas, and Joseph Diaz, Jr., won; four, Claudio Marrero, Hekkie Budler, Willie Monroe, Jr., and Randy Caballero, lost; and two, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, fought to a controversial draw.

Friday, September 15, 2017-

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBA Interim World Featherweight Title-
Jesus M. Rojas (WBA #2, WBO #8, IBF #14; 26-1-2, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
KO-7 2:59
Interim champion Claudio Marrero (WBA #1, TTR #9, Transnational #10; 22-2, 16 KOs)
- Rojas floored Marrero with a combination highlighted by a vicious left hook. Referee Russell Mora then counted Marrero out.

Saturday, September 16, 2017-

Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines-

IBF World Junior Flyweight Title-
Champion Milan Melindo (TTR #4, The Ring #4, Transnational #6; 37-2, 13 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Hekkie Budler (IBF #6, The Ring #9, TTR #12; 31-3, 10 KOs)
- Melindo decked Budler in round 12.

Hackney Wick, London, England-

WBO World Middleweight Title-
Champion Billy Joe Saunders (The Ring #4, TTR #5, Transnational #5; 25-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Willie Monroe, Jr. (WBO #2, TTR #11; 21-3, 6 KOs)
- The scores were 115-114, 117-111, and 117-111.

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight Tournament Quarter-final/Vacant WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Title--
Callum Smith (WBC #1, TTR #5, The Ring #5, Transnational #6; 23-0, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Erik Skoglund (IBF #4, WBO #4- both at 175; WBC #11 at 168; 26-1, 12 KOs)
- Smith dropped Skoglund in round 11 and went on to win by the scores of 116-112, 117-110, and 117-111.

Vaasa, Finland-

Heavyweight Bout-
Johann Duhaupas (WBC #9, TTR #11; 36-4, 23 KOs)
TKO-4 1:15
Evgeny Orlov (17-16-1, 13 KOs)
- Orlov's corner threw in the towel to save the "Molecule from Hell" from additional punishment.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

NABF Super Bantamweight Title-
Diego De La Hoya (WBC #3, The Ring #6, IBF #6, WBO #7, WBA #9; 20-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Champion Randy Caballero (WBC #4, TTR #13; 24-1, 14 KOs)
- The scores were 98-92, 100-90, and 98-92.

WBC World Featherweight Title Final Eliminator-
Joseph Diaz, Jr. (WBO #1, WBC #2, IBF #4, TTR #7, Transnational #7, The Ring #7, WBA #9; 25-0, 13 KOs as per BoxRec/26-1, 13 KOs including WSB bouts)
Unan. Dec. 12
Rafael Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KOs)
- Rivera was a late substitute. Diaz was originally scheduled to fight Jorge Lara (WBC #4, WBA #6, The Ring #9, TTR #10; 29-0-2, 21 KOs).
- Diaz outpointed Rivera by the scores of 119-109, 120-108, and 119-109.

Vacant Lineal World Middleweight Title; IBF, WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine World Middleweight Titles; and WBA World Middleweight Super Championship-
IBF, WBC, and IBO champion/WBA Super Champion Gennady Golovkin (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; The Ring #2 P4P, TTR #4 P4P, Transnational #4 P4P; 37-0-1, 33 KOs)
Split Dec. Draw 12
Ring Magazine champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (TTR #2, Transnational #2, WBA #3; Transnational #5 P4P, TTR #6 P4P, The Ring #7 P4P; 49-1-2, 34 KOs)
- The scores were an obscene 118-110 for Alvarez, 115-113 for Golovkin, and 114-114.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt