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Pictured: former two division world champion Devon Alexander

During the two-day period of Frrday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, seven bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings in the near future took place. In one, Devon Alexander appeared to have won easily but had to settle for a draw with Victor Ortiz while the other six bouts were won by Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Edward Heno, Rey Loreto, Tommy Langford, Vincent Feigenbutz, and Caleb Plant respectively.

Friday, February 16, 2018-

Reno, Nevada, USA-

NABF Welterweight Title-
Champion Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas (WBO #4, WBA #9, WBC #11; 19-0, 16 KOs)
TKO-6 1:55
David Avanesyan (WBA #5, WBC #20; 23-3-1, 11 KOs)
- Kavaliauskas, who was in control for most of the bout, ended the match with an accurate barrage of power punches.

Saturday, February 17, 2018-

Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines-

OPBF and Asian Boxing Federation Light Flyweight Titles-
OPBF champion Edward Heno (WBA #11, IBF #12, WBC #13, WBO #15; 12-0-5, 5 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Asian Boxing Federation champion Merlito Sabillo (WBO #12; 27-5-1, 13 KOs)

Light Flyweight Bout-
Rey Loreto (WBA #6 at 105; The Ring #10, WBC #11- both at 108; 24-14, 16 KOs)
Arnold Garde (8-6-3, 3 KOs)
- Former IBO World light flyweight champion Loreto made a triumphant return to the light flyweight division. In his previous match, Loreto had dropped down to the minimumweight class to challenge WBA World champion Knockout CP Freshmart (birth name: Thammanoon Niyomtrong). The bout, held on July 15, 2017, resulted in the WBA champ retaining his title by unanimously outpointing Loreto over 12 rounds.

Manchester, Lancashire, England-

BBBofC British Middleweight Title-
CHampion Tommy Langford (WBO #12, WBC #30; 20-1, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jack Arnfield (WBA #7, IBF #7, WBC #14; 25-3, 6 KOs)
- The scores were 117-113, 116-113, and 116-113.

Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany-

IBF intercontinental and Vacant Global Boxing Union Intercontinental Super Middleweight Titles-
IBF Intercontinental champion Vincent Feigenbutz (IBF #4, WBA #5, WBO #10, WBC #15; 28-2, 25 KOs)
TKO-6 2:57
Ryno Liebenberg (WBC #33; 18-6, 12 KOs)
- The bout was stopped because of a cut on Liebenberg's forehead.
- Liebenberg was unlucky because it appeared he was winning the bout up to that point.

El Paso, Texas, USA-

IBF Eliminator for the #2 Spot in the Super Middleweight Ratings-
Caleb Plant (IBF #6, WBA #7, WBC #24; 17-0, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Rogelio "Porky" Medina (IBF #11, WBC #21; 38-9, 32 KOs)
- Plant weighed in at 166 3/4; Medina at 168 3/4. As a result of Medina failing to make weight, the #2 spot was only available to Plant.
- The scores were 120-108, 119-109, and 117-111.

Welterweight Bout-
Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 12
Devon Alexander (IBF #6, WBC #28; 27-4-1, 14 KOs)
- The scores were 115-113 for Ortiz, 114-114, and 114-114.
- Like David Finger of FightNews, I scored the bout 116-112 for Alexander. Keith Idec of BoxingScene also had Alexander as the winner as did Mike Coppinger of The Ring who wrote, "Simply put, it was a robbery, with Alexander handily winning almost every round in what should have been a rout."
Article By: Ken Pollitt