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2018-05-22
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 19 through May 22- Andrew Moloney, Warrington, Russell, Budler, Kyoguchi, and Espinas Win; Stevenson and Jack Battle to Draw
Pictured: WBC World Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr., TTR's #3 ranked contender for the vacant Lineal World Featherweight Championship


During the four-day period of Saturday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 22, eleven boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. Six, Andrew Moloney, Josh Warrington, Gary Russell, Jr., Hekkie Budler, Hiroto Kyoguchi, and Jesse Espinas, won; three, Lee Selby, Joseph Diaz, Jr., and Ryoichi Taguchi, lost; and two, Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack, fought to a draw.


Saturday, May 19, 2018-

Malvern, Victoria, Australia-

WBA Oceania Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Andrew Moloney (WBC #5, WBA #5, IBF #5, Transnational #10, WBO #10, TTR #11; 17-0, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Richard Claveras (18-4-2, 15 KOs)
- Moloney's Commonwealth and OPBF titles were not on the line.
- The scores were 99-91, 98-91, and 98-91.

Leeds, Yorkshire, England-

IBF World FeatherweightbTitle-
Josh Warrington (IBF #1, Transnational #9, The Ring #9, TTR #10; 27-0, 6 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Champion Lee Selby (Transnational #4, The Ring #5, TTR #6; 26-2, 9 KOs)
- The scores were 115-113 for Selby, 116-112 for Warrington, and 115-113 for Warrington.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-

Lineal (as recognized by TTR and the World Boxing Research Organization-affiliated Cyber Boxing Zone), Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and WBC World Light Heavyweight Titles-
Champion Adonis Stevenson (The Ring #2; 29-1-1, 24 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 12
Badou Jack (WBC #1, Transnational #3, TTR #6, The Ring #8; 22-1-3, 13 KOs)
- The scores were 114-114, 115-113 for Jack, and 114-114.

Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA-

WBC World Featherweight Title-
Champion Gary Russell, Jr. (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 29-1, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Joseph Diaz, Jr. (WBC #1, TTR #7, Transnational #7, The Ring #7; 26-1, 14 KOs/27-2, 14 KOs including WSB bouts)
- The scores were 115-113, 117-111, and 117-111.

Sunday, May 20, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBA Super World Light Flyweight Title/Ring Magazine and IBF World Junior Flyweight Titles-
Hekkie Budler (The Ring #6, IBF #6, WBA #7, TTR #8, Transnational #8; 32-3, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Super champion/Champion Ryoichi Taguchi (TTR #2, Transnational #2; 27-3-2, 12 KOs)
- Budler won by three 114-113 scores.

IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title-
Champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 10-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Vince Paras (WBO #8, IBF #10- both at 108; 13-1, 11 KOs)
- Kyoguchi won by three 117-110 scores.

Tuesday, May 22-

Binan City, Laguna, Philippines-

Tuesday, May 22-

Philippines Games & Amusements Board Light Flyweight Title-
Jesse Espinas (WBC #6, TTR #9- both at 105; WBA #6, TTR #12- both at 108; 19-2, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Lester Abutan (WBC #39; 12-9-3, 6 KOs)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt