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2018-05-07
Welborn, Garcia, Kameda, Tennyson, Ryder, Bellew, and Abdugofurov Win Significant Bouts
Pictured: WBC Emeritus Cruiserweight Champion and the WBC's #7 ranked heavyweight contender Tony Bellew



During the two-day period of Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, seven bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts were won by Jason Welborn, Ryan Garcia, Tomoki Kameda, James Tennyson, John Ryder, Tony Bellew, and Azizbek Abdugofurov.

Friday, May 4, 2018-

Walsall, West Midlands, England-

BBBofC British Middleweight Title-
Jason Welborn (23-6, 7 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Champion Tommy Langford (IBF #6, WBA #7, WBO #10, WBC #18; 20-2, 6 KOs)
- The scores were 114-113 and 114-113 for Welborn and 115-113 for Langford.

Carson, California, USA-

Vacant NABF Super featherweight and WBO NABO Junior Lightweight Titles-
Ryan Garcia (WBO #8, WBA #11, WBC #28; 15-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Jayson Velez (IBF #15, WBC #26; 26-5-1, 18 KOs)
- Garcia won by three 99-91 scores.

Saturday, May 5, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

Featherweight Bout-
Tomoki Kameda (WBA #3, IBF #3, WBC #5, The Ring #10, WBO #14- all at 122; 35-2, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Daniel Noriega (30-12-1, 15 KOs)
- Kameda weighed in at 125 1/4; Noriega at 125.
- Kameda floored Noriega twice and went in to win by three 100-88 scores.

Greenwich, London, England-

WBA International, Commonwealth, and EBU European Super Featherweight Titles-
WBA International champion James Tennyson (WBA #2; 22-2, 18 KOs)
TKO-5
Commonwealth and EBU European champion Martin Joseph Ward (IBF #12; 19-1-2, 9 KOs)
- Ward floored Tennyson with a shot to the body in round 2.
- Tennyson decked Ward twice in round 5.

Super Middleweight Bout-
John Ryder (WBA #3, WBC #12; 26-4, 14 KOs)
KO-2
Jamie Cox (25-2, 14 KOs)

Heavyweight Bout-
Tony Bellew (WBC #7; 30-2-1, 20 KOs)
TKO-5 2:14
David Haye (28-4, 26 KOs)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan-

Vacant WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title-
Azizbek Abdugofurov (WBC #17; 11-0, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Dmitrii Chudinov (WBC #27; 21-3-2, 13 KOs)
- The scores were 118-110, 118-111, and 118-110.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt