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2018-01-22
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION SO FAR IN 2018
Pictured: TTR's #2 ranked welterweight, IBF World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence, Jr.


So far in 2018, eight boxers currently ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes have been in action. Six, Jesse Espinas, Errol Spence, Jr., Robert Easter, Jr., Marcus Browne, Adam Kownacki, and Joey Canoy, have added wins to their ledgers while two, Cesar Juarez and Lamont Peterson, have seen "L"s added to theirs.

In addition, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may have an impact on TTR's rankings have taken place in the new year. Those bouts have been won by the ageless Lolenga Mock, Oleksandr Yegorov, Mohamed Mimoune, Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo, and Emanuel Navarrete.


(Note: the rankings listed below are those in effect at the time of the fight.)


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Saturday, January 6, 2018-

Accra, Ghana-

Vacant WBO Interim World Junior Featherweight Title-
Isaac Dogboe (WBO #2, The Ring #10; 18-0, 12 KOs)
TKO-5 2:12
Cesar Juarez (WBO #1, The Ring #9, TTR #11; 20-6, 15 KOs)
- Dogboe decked Juarez in round 2 and in round 5.

Monday, January 15, 2018-

Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines-

Vacant Mindinao (Philippines) Professional Boxing Federation Light Flyweight Title-
Jesse Espinas (TTR #7, WBC #12- both at 105; WBA #8 at 108; 18-2, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Elias Joaquino (12-2-1, 6 KOs)
- Espinas floored Joaquino in the second round but was decked in the third.

Saturday, January 20. 2018-

Brooklyn, New York, USA-

IBF World Welterweight Title-
Champion Errol Spence, Jr. (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; The Ring #8 P4P, TTR #10 P4P; 23-0, 20 KOs)
TKO-7 3:00
Lamont Peterson (IBF #5, The Ring #6, Transnational #8, TTR #12; 35-4-1, 17 KOs)
- Spence dominated the action in each of the seven rounds including scoring a knockdown in round 5.
- Peterson's corner wisely would not permit him to go out for the eighth round.

IBF World Lightweight Title-
Champion Robert Easter, Jr. (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational #4; 21-0, 14 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Javier Fortuna (The Ring #10, IBF #13; 33-2-1, 1 NC, 23 KOs)
- Fortuna weighed in at 136 1/2; 1 1/2 pounds over the divisional limit. As a result, he was ineligible to win the title.
- Easter weighed in at 134 1/2.
- Referee Ricky Gonzalez penalized Fortuna one point in the second round for holding and hitting.
- The scores were 114-113 for Easter, 114-113 for Fortuna, and 115-112 for Easter.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Marcus Browne (WBO #2, WBC #3, WBO #3, WBA #7, TTR #9, Transnational #9, The Ring #9; 21-0, 16 KOs)
TKO-1 2:15
Francy Ntetu (WBC #21 at 168; 17-2, 4 KOs)
- Ntetu was down once.
- Referee Arthur Mercante, Jr. stopped the bout with Browne on the attack.

Heavyweight Bout-
Adam Kownacki (WBC #12, TTR #13; 17-0, 14 KOs)
TKO-6 2:48
Iago Kiladze (IBF #15; 26-2, 18 KOs)
- Kiladze was knocked down twice- once in round 4 and again in round 6. The ringside physician advised referee Shada Murdaugh to stop the contest after the second knockdown.

Sunday, January 21, 2017-

General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines-

Light Flyweight vs. Flyweight Bout-
Joey Canoy (Transnational #6, TTR #9- both at 105; 14-3-1, 7 KOs)
TKO-3 2:27
Rodel Tejares (21-46-7, 6 KOs)
- Canoy weighed in at 106; Tejares at 111.


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

Friday, January 5, 2018-

Copenhagen, Denmark-

Super Middleweight Bout-
Lolenga Mock (WBC #30; 42-14-1, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Dmitrii Chudinov (WBA #8 at 160; WBC #15 at 168; 20-2-2, 13 KOs)
- The 45-year-old Mock unanimously outpointed the 31-year-old Chudinov by the scores of 99-90, 96-93, and 96-93.

Saturday, January 20, 2018-

Kiev, Ukraine-

WBA Continental Super Bantamweight Title-
Champion Oleksandr Yegorov (WBA #5; 20-1-1, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Cristian Rodriguez (10-2, 4 KOs)

Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France-

Vacant IBO World Super Lightweight Title-
Mohamed "The Problem" Mimoune (WBC #13; 20-2, 2 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Emiliano Dominguez (Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez; WBC #32; 21-1, 7 KOs)
- Mimoune is listed as #7 at 147 and Dominguez Rodriguez as #36 at 140 in the IBO's January 2018 computerized rankings.

Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina-

FAB Argentine Welterweight Title-
Champion Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo (WBC #6; 34-3-2, 1 NC, 24 KOs)
KO-1 2:11
Adrian Luciano "Chucky" Veron (21-3, 13 KOs)
- Barrionuevo's WBC Latino title was not on the line.
- This was the second time Veron challenged for Barrionuevo's Argentine title. Barrionuevo retained the title by knocking Veron out in the sixth round on October 7, 2017.
- Barrionuevo decked Veron twice on his way to winning the rematch.

Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico-

Non-title Super Bantamweight Bout-
Emanuel Navarrete (WBA #3, WBO #9; 23-1, 20 KOs)
KO-2 1:37
WBC Asian Boxing Council champion/Mindinao (Philippines) Professional Boxing Federation champion Glenn Porras (31-7, 19 KOs)


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt