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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- February 28 & March 1- Roman and Iwasa Retain Titles; Nery Wins Bout After Forfeiting Belt
Pictured: undefeated former WBC World Bantamweight Champion Luis "Pantera" Nery

During the two-day period of Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, four boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR were in action. Three, Daniel Roman. Ryosuke Iwasa, and Luis Nery, won while one, Shinsuke Yamanaka, suffered a crushing defeat. Roman and Iwasa successfully defended their titles by one-sided unanimous decisions while Nery, after failing to make weight and forfeiting his title, demolished Yamanaka in less than two rounds.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBA World Super Bantamweight Title-
Champion Daniel Roman (TTR #4, The Ring #6, Transnational #7; 24-2-1, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ryo Matsumoto (WBA #11; 21-2, 19 KOs)
- The scores were 119-109, 119-109, and 118-110.

Thursday, March 1, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

IBF World Junior Featherweight Title-
Champion Ryosuke Iwasa (TTR #3, Transnational #4, The Ring #8; 25-2, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Erneto Saulong (IBF #13; 21-3-1, 8 KOs)
- The scores were 119-109, 120-108, and 118-110.

Vacant WBC World Bantamweight Title-
Luis Nery (TTR #1, Transnational #2; 26-0, 20 KOs)
TKO-2 1:03
Shinsuke Yamanaka (WBC #1, TTR #3, Transnational #4; 27-2-2. 19 KOs)
- Nery weighed in at 121 and therefore forfeited the WBC title. The now vacant WBC title was available to Yamanaka, who weighed in at 117 1/2, only.
- Another result of Nery failing to make weight was that Yamanaka's The Ring Magazine title was not on the line.
- Nery floored Yamanaka four times.
- After suffering his second consecutive defeat, the 35-year-old Yamanaka is expected to retire.
- Nery's victory leaves the WBC title vacant.
Article By: Ken Pollitt