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2018-02-27
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- February 22 through February 24- Diaz, Smith, Sor Rungvisai, Nietes, and Dalakian Score Major Wins
Pictured: Newly crowned Lineal World Junior Bantamweight Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai


During the three-day period of Thursday, February 22 and Saturday, February 24, nine fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Five, Joseph Diaz, Jr., Callum Smith, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Donnie Nietes, and Artem Dalakian, added important victories to their records while Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras, Juan Carlos Reveco, and Brian Viloria had losses added to theirs.

Thursday, February 22, 2018-

Indio, California, USA-

NABF and WBO NABO Featherweight Titles-
Champion Joseph Diaz, Jr. (WBC #1, WBO #1, IBF #4, Transnational #7, The Ring #7, TTR #8; 26-0, 14 KOs/27-1, 14 KOs including WSB bouts)
KO-3 3:00
Victor Terrazas (38-5-2, 21 KOs)
- Diaz decked Terrazas twice in the first round and knocked him out with a body shot in the third.

Saturday, February 24, 2018-

Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany-

World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight Tournament Semi-final/WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Callum Smith (WBC #1, WBO #2, The Ring #3, TTR #4, Transnational #8; 24-0, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Nieky Holzken (WBC #35; 13-1, 10 KOs)
- Holzken, a Tournament alternate, was a late substitute. Smith's originally scheduled opponent, Juergen Braehmer (WBC #8, The Ring #10, TTR #12- all at 168; IBF #4, WBA #8- both at 175; 49-3, 35 KOs), had to withdraw because of severe flu-like symptoms.
- Smith won by the scores of 117-111, 118-110, and 117-111.

Inglewood, California, USA-

Vacant Lineal, vacant Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and vacant The Ring Magazine World Junior Bantamweight Titles/WBC World Super Flyweight Title-
WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (birth name: Wisaksil Wangek; TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #2; TTR
#7 P4P, Transnational #8 P4P, The Ring #10 P4P; 45-4-1, 40 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Juan Francisco Estrada (WBC #1, TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #3; 36-3, 25 KOs)
- The scores were 115-113, 114-114, and 117-111.

Super Flyweight Bout-
McWilliams Arroyo (17-3, 14 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 10
Carlos Cuadras (WBC #2, The Ring #4, Transnational #5, TTR #6, WBO #6; 36-3-1, 27 KOs)
- This was Arroyo's first bout since his UD 12 loss to Roman Gonzalez on Apil 23, 2016.
- Two of the judges had Arroyo outpointing Cuadras by the respective scores of 97-93 and 98-92. The third judge scored the bout 95-95.

IBF World Flyweight Title-
Champion Donnie Nietes (TTR #1, The Ring #1, Transnational #2; 41-1-4, 23 KOs)
KO-7 0:53
Juan Carlos Reveco (IBF #1, TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 39-4, 19 KOs)
- Nietes hurt Reveco near the end of the sixth roud and floored him in the seventh.

Vacant WBA World Flyweight Title-
Artem Dalakian (WBA #1, The Ring #9, TTR #11; 16-0, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Brian Viloria (WBA #2, TTR #7, Transnational #10, The Ring #10; 38-6, 1 NC, 1 ND, 23 KOs)
- Dalakian won by three 118-109 scores.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt