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2018-03-07
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 3 through March 6- Brook, Kovalev, Bivol, Wilder, and Knockout CP Freshmart Among Winners
Pictured: WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, TTR's #2 ranked contender for the vacant Lineal World Heavyweight Title


During the four-day period of Saturday, March 3 through Tuesday, March 6, thirteen pugilists ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Nine, Masayuki Kuroda, Josh Taylor, Kell Brook, Sergey Kovalev, Dmitry Bivol, Deontay Wilder, Sergey Derevyanchenko, Knockout CP Freshmart, and Yodmongkol CP Freshmart, won while four, Igor Mikhalkin, Sullivan Barrera, Luis Ortiz, and Andre Dirrell, lost.

Saturday, March 3, 2018-

Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan-

Japanese Flyweight Title-
Champion Masayuki Kuroda (WBA #2, Transnational #8, The Ring #8, IBF #8, TTR #9, WBC #9, WBO #10; 29-7-3, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Katsunori Nagamine (WBC #30; 14-2-1, 10 KOs)
- Nagamine is ranked as the #1 contender for Kuroda's title by the Japan Boxing Commission.
- Kuroda won by the scores of 96-93, 95-94, and 96-94.

Glasgow, Scotland-

WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title-
Champion Josh Taylor (WBC #5, Transnational #6, The Ring #8, TTR #9, IBF #10, WBO #14; 12-0, 11 KOs)
TKO-3
Winston Campos (30-4-5, 18 KOs)
- Campos was a substitute. Taylor was originally scheduled to defend the Silver title against Humberto Soto (WBC #15; 66-9-2, 1 NC, 36 KOs).

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England-

Vacant WBC Silver Super Welterweight Title-
Kell Brook (Transnational #3, The Ring #4, TTR #5- all at 147; 37-2, 26 KOs)
KO-2 1:27
Sergey Rabchenko (Siarhei Rabchenka; WBC #5; 29-3, 22 KOs)
- Brook made a successful entry into the super welterweight division by joining Anthony Mundine and Tony Harrison as the only fighters to have beaten Rabchenko.

New York, New York, USA-

WBO World Light Heavyweight Title/Eurasian Boxing Parliament Light Heavyweight Title-
Champion Sergey Kovalev (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; The Ring #4 P4P, TTR #8 P4P; 32-2-1, 27 KOs)
TKO-7 2:25
Igor Mikhalkin (WBO #4, TTR #10, Transnational #10; 21-2, 9 KOs)
- Kovalev's International Boxing Association World light heavyweight itle was not listed as being on the line.

WBA World Light Heavyweight Title-
Champion Dmitry Bivol (The Ring #6, TTR #7, Transnational #8; 13-0, 11 KOs)
TKO-12 1:41
Sullivan Barrera (WBA #1, TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #7; 21-2, 14 KOs)
- Bivol was leading 109-100 on all three judges' scorecards going into the 12th round.

Brooklyn, New York, USA-

WBC World Heavyweight Title-
Champion Deontay Wilder (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 40-0, 39 KOs)
TKO-10 2:05
Luis Ortiz (WBC #3, TTR #5, The Ring #5; 28-1, 2 NCs, 24 KOs)
- Ortiz, who had Wilder badly hurt in the seventh round, was knocked down three times- once in round 5 and twice in round 10.
- Wilder was leading by three 85-84 scores going into the tenth round.
- Scoring the bout for TTR's Main Page, I had Ortiz ahead 86-83 after nine rounds.

IBF Interim World Super Middleweight Title-
Jose Uzcategui (IBF #3; 27-2, 23 KOs)
RTD-8 3:00 as per BoxRec/TKO-9 0:02 as per the NYSAC
Interim champion Andre Dirrell (The Ring #7, TTR #9; 26-3, 16 KOs)
- Uzcategui was leading by the scores of 78-74, 79-73, and 77-75 after eight rounds.
- Dirrell did not come out for the ninth round.

Super Middleweight Bout-
Sergey Derevyanchenko (IBF #1, The Ring #4, Transnational #7, TTR #8, WBO #8- all at 160; 12-0, 10 KOs)
TKO-6 3:00
Dashon Johnson (22-23-3, 1 ND, 7 KOs)
- Johnson's corner decided their fighter had had enough at the end of the sixth round.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018-

WBA World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Knockout CP Freshmart (birth name: Thammanoon Niyomtrong; TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #2; 17-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Toto Landero (WBA #12; 10-2-2, 2 KOs)
- The scores were 119-110, 115-113, and 117-111.

Flyweight Bout-
Yodmongkol CP Freshmart (birth name: Sirichai Thaiyen; AKA Yodmongkol Vor Sangthep; WBA #1, TTR #4, Transnational #7, WBC #8, WBO #8; 50-3, 35 KOs)
TKO-3
Yodkhunthap Por Pakdee (1-2, 0 KOs)
- Yodmongkol increased the pressure in round 3. He landed heavy shots to the body and to the head and finally dropped Por Pakdee with a right to the jaw. Seeing Por Pakdee's dazed state, the referee stopped the bout immediately without issuing a count.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt