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2018-02-06
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- February 3 & 4- Gassiev, Ancajas, Ramirez, and Higa Among Weekend's Winners
Pictured: IBF-WBA Unified World Cruiserweight Champion Murat Gassiev, TTR's #2 ranked cruiserweight


During the two-day period of Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, eight boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Seven, Maksim Vlasov, Murat Gassiev, Paul Butler, Omar Narvaez, Jerwin Ancajas, Gilberto Ramirez, and Daigo Higa, were victorious while only one, Yunier Dorticos, suffered a defeat.


Saturday, February 3, 2018-

Adler Microdistrict, Adlersky City District, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia-

Vacant WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title-
Maksim Vlasov (WBO #2, WBC #3, WBA #3, IBF #6, TTR #8, Transnational #8, The Ring #9; 42-2, 25 KOs)
TKO-10 3:00
Olanrewaju Durodola (WBC #5; 27-5, 25 KOs)
- Vlasov's WBA International title was not on the line.
- Vlasov dominated, inflicting punishment in each round.
- Durodola wisely retired on his stool after the tenth round.

IBF World and WBA Super World Cruiserweight Titles-
IBF champion Murat Gassiev (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 26-0, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
TKO-12 2:52
WBA champion Yunier Dorticos (The Ring #5, TTR #6, Transnational #7; 22-1, 21 KOs)
- Gassiev was leading by the scores of 105-104, 106-103, and 106-103 after eleven rounds.
- Gassiev floored Dorticos three times in the 12th round.

Greenwich, London, England-

Non-title Featherweight vs. Super Featherweight Bout-
WBA Continental bantamweight champion Paul Butler (IBF #4, WBO #4, WBA #6, TTR #9, The Ring #9; 26-1, 14 KOs)
TKO-8 2:02
super featherweight Jefferson Vargas (5-8, 0 KOs)
- Butler weighed in at 124 1/4 for his stay-active bout against Vargas, who weighed in at 129.

Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Omar Narvaez (WBO #1, TTR #10, Transnational #10, The Ring #10- all at 118; 48-2-2, 25 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Jesus Vargas (16-12-1, 12 KOs)
- Narvaez, keeping active while waiting for his mandatory shot at the WBO world bantamweight title, won by the scores of 100-95, 100-95, and 100-90 1/2.

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA-

IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Jerwin Ancajas (TTR #4, Transnational #4, The Ring #6; 29-1-1, 20 KOs)
TKO-10 1:50
Israel Gonzalez (IBF #9; 21-2, 8 KOs)
- Ancajas floored Gonzalez three times- once in round 1 and twice in round 10.

WBO World Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Gilberto Ramirez (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 37-0, 25 KOs)
TKO-6 2:31
Habib Ahmed (WBO #4; 25-1-1, 17 KOs)
- Ramirez was leading by the scores of 50-45, 50-44, and 50-45 going into the sixth round.

Sunday, February 4, 2018-

Naha, Okinawa, Japan-

WBC World Flyweight Title-
Champion Daigo Higa (Transnational #1, TTR #2, The Ring #2; 15-0, 15 KOs)
KO-1 2:32
Moises Fuentes (WBC #9; 25-5-1, 14 KOs)
- Higa knocked Fuentes out with a brutal right to the body.
- This was Higa's second successful defense of the WBC title.
- Fuentes, a former WBO World mini-flyweight champion, is now 3-3-1 in world title bouts and 4-4-1 against former or current world champions
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt