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2018-05-01
Lejarraga, Legrand, Jennings, Hart, and Marrero Win Significant Matches
Pictured: new EBU European welterweight champion Kerman Lejarraga


On Saturday, April 28, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts were won by Kerman Lejarraga, Vincent Legrand, Bryant Jennings, Jesse Hart, and Claudio Marrero.

Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain-

Vacant EBU European Welterweight Title-
Kerman Lejarraga (WBA #8, WBC #14; 25-0, 20 KOs)
KO-2
Bradley Skeete (IBF #5, WBC #11, WBO #11; 27-2, 11 KOs)
- Skeete's BBBofC British title was not on the line.

Douai, Nord, France-

Vacant EBU European Flyweight Title-
Vincent Legrand (WBO #11, WBC #15- both at 12; WBA #11 at 115; 27-0, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Juan Hinostroza (7-9-1, 4 KOs)
- Hinostroza was a substitute opponent. Legrand was originally scheduled to fight Andrew Selby (TTR #1, WBC #1, The Ring #3, WBO #3, IBF #4, Transnational #10; 10-0, 5 KOs).
- Hinostroza's Spanish title was not on the line.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-

Vacant Pennsylvania (USA) State Heavyweight Title-
Bryant Jennings (WBO #8, WBA #13, WBC #19; 23-2, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Joey Dawejko (19-5-4, 11 KOs)
- Dawejko's WBC FECARBOX title was not on the line.
- Jennings won by three 98-92 scores.

Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title-
Jesse Hart (WBO #1, WBC #3; 24-1, 20 KOs)
TKO-7 2:46
Demond Nicholson (18-3-1, 17 KOs)
- Hart's WBO NABO title was not on the line.
- Hart was rocked near the end of the first round.
- Nicholson was down two times in the third round and once in the seventh.

El Paso, Texas, USA-

Super Featherweight Bout-
Claudio Marrero (WBA #6, WBC #9- both at 126; 23-2, 17 KOs)
KO-1 0:33
Jorge Lara (WBC #2 at 126; 29-1-2, 21 KOs)
- Marrero weighed in at 127; Lara at 127 1/2.


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt