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2018-05-07
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 4 and May 5- O'Sullivan, Solis, Campbell, Abduqaxorov, and Golovkin Win
Pictured: TTR's #1 contender for the vacant World Middleweight Title, multi-belt holder Gennady Golovkin


During the two-day period of Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, six fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Five, Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan, Liborio Solis, Luke Campbell, Qudratillo Abduqaxorov, and Gennady Golovkin, won while one, Paul Butler, lost.

Friday, May 4, 2018-

Carson, California, USA-

Non-title Middleweight Bout-
WBO Inter-Continental and WBA NABA champion Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (WBO #5, WBA #6, The Ring #10, WBC #11, TTR #14, IBF #15; 28-2, 20 KOs)
TKO-3 3:00
Berlin Abreu (14-2, 11 KOs)
- This was Abreu's first bout since his SD 10 win over David Emanuel Peralta on December 10, 2016.

Panama City, Panama-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Liborio Solis (WBA #3, TTR #6, Transnational #6, The Ring #6, WBC #8- all at 118; 26-5-1, 1 ND, 12 KOs)
KO-1 2:55
Jose Ramos (6-1, 6 KOs)
- Solis weighed in at 123; Ramos at 118.
- The bout, scheduled for eight rounds, was of the stay-active varierty for Solis.

Saturday, May 5, 2018-

Greenwich, London, England-

Super Lightweight vs. Welterweight Bout-
Luke Campbell (WBC #2, WBA #4, TTR #5, The Ring #6, Transnational #8- all at 135; 18-2, 15 KOs)
TKO-5
Troy James (20-6-1, 5 KOs)
- Campbell weighed in at 136 1/2; James at 147.
- The bout, scheduled for six rounds, was of the stay-active variety for Campbell.

Vacant IBF Bantamwight Title-
Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez (IBF #3, The Ring #8; 18-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Paul Butler (IBF #4, TTR #8, The Ring #9; 26-2, 14 KOs)
- Rodriguez weighed in at 117 3/4. Butler weighed in at 121 1/4 and, as a result, was ineligible to win the vacant title.
- Rodriguez decked Butler twice in the first round and went on to win by the scores of 118-108, 120-106, and 120-106.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan-

Welterweight Bout-
Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (also listed as Kudratillo Abdukakhorov; WBC #4, Transnational #6, WBA #8, IBF #8, TTR #9; 15-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Twaha Kiduku (12-3-1, 7 KOs)

Carson, California, USA-

WBC and IBO World Middlewight Titles/WBA Super World Middleweight Title-
Champion/Super Champion Gennady Golovkin (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; The Ring #1 P4P, TTR #3 P4P, Transnational #4 P4P; 38-0-1, 34 KOs)
KO-2 1:53
Vanes Martirosyan (WBC #1 at 154; WBA #12 at 160; 36-4-1, 21 KOs)
- This was Martirosyan's first bout since his UD 12 loss to Erislandy Lara on May 21, 2016.
- The IBF granted Golovkin an exception so that he could fight Martirosyan but did not sanction the bout as being for their world middleweight title.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt