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2018-04-10
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- April 3 through April 7- Yap, Oubaali, DeGale, Hurd, Williams, and Gonzalez Win
Pictured: Jarrett Hurd, who unified the IBF, WBA Super, and IBO titles at 154 Saturday night


During the four-day period of Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 7, eight boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Six, Mark John Yap, Nordine Oubaali, James DeGale, Jarrett Hurd, Julian Williams, and Jhonny Gonzalez, won while two, Caleb Truax and Erislandy Lara lost (to DeGale and Hurd respectively).

Wednesday, April 4, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

OPBF Bantamweight Title-
Champion Mark John Yap (WBC #5, IBF #8, TTR #11; 29-12, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Takafumi Nakajima (29-10-1, 13 KOs)
- Yap outpointed the OPBF #7 ranked Nakajima by the scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111.

Saturday, April 7, 2018-

Paris XV, Paris, France-

Non-title Super Bantamweight Bout-
WBC Silver bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (WBC #1, TTR #10- both at 118; 14-0, 11 KOs)
KO-2
Luis Melendez (47-12-1, 34 KOs)
- Oubaaali weighed in at 119; Melendez at 120 1/2.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

IBF World Super Middleweight Title-
James DeGale (The Ring #7, TTR #8, Transnational #8, IBF #8, WBC #9; 24-2-1, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Caleb Truax (The Ring #4, Transnational #5, TTR #6; 29-4-2, 18 KOs)
- DeGale was penalized one point for the illegal use of his shoulder in round 10. He went on to win by the scores of 114-113, 117-110, and 114-113.

WBA Super World Super Welterweight Title, IBO World Super Welterweight Title, and IBF World Junior Middleweight Title-
IBF champion Jarrett Hurd (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 22-0, 15 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
WBA Super champion/IBO champion Erislandy Lara (TTR #1, The Ring #1, Transnational #2; 25-3-2, 14 KOs)
- Lara was down in round 12.
- The scores were 114-113 for Lara and 114-113 and 114-113 for Hurd.

IBF World Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator-
Julian Williams (WBC #2, TTR #5, IBF #5, WBO #7, The Ring #10; 25-1-1, 15 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Nathaniel Gallimore (IBF #4, Transnational #6, WBO #10, WBC #12; 20-2-1, 17 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 117-110, and 114-114.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico-

WBC Latino Super Featherweight Title-
Champion Jhonny Gonzalez (WBC #4, The Ring #9, TTR #10; 66-10, 54 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Marlyn Cabrera (24-2, 11 KOs)
- Gonzalez won by three 120-108 scores.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt