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2018-05-30
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 25 & 26- Monster Mashes McDonnell; Shiro, T. Inoue, Lemieux, Ancajas, Yafai, and Hernandez Also Win
Pictured: Naoya "Monster" Inoue


During the two-day period of Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, eleven fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Seven, Naoya "Monster" Inoue, Ken Shiro, Takuma Inoue, David Lemieux, Jerwin Ancajas, Khalid Yafai, and Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez, were victorious and four, Jamie McDonnell, Ganigan Lopez, Jonas Sultan, and Julio Ceja, were defeated.

Friday, May 25, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBA World Bantamweight Title-
Naoya Inoue (WBA #2, WBO #2- both at 118; The Ring #1 at 115; Transnational #6 P4P, The Ring #7 P4P, TTR #9 P4P; 16-0, 14 KOs)
TKO-1 1:52
Champion Jamie McDonnell (The Ring #2, TTR #4, Transnational #5; 29-3-1, 1 ND, 13 KOs)
- Inoue floored McDonnell two times.

WBC World Light Flyweight Title-
Champion Ken Shiro (TTR #1, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 13-0, 7 KOs)
KO-2 1:58
Ganigan Lopez (WBC #1, TTR #5, The Ring #6, Transnational #7; 34-8, 19 KOs as per BoxRec; 37-8, 18 KOs as per AOL Deportes Latino)
- Shiro dropped Lopez for the full ten count with a shot to the former champion's body.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Takuma Inoue (WBO #8, Transnational #9, WBC #9, TTR #10- all at 118; IBF #11, WBA #13- both at 115; 11-0, 3 KOs)
KO-1 2:14
Waldo Sabu (12-12, 2 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 119 3/4.

Saturday, May 26, 2018-

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada-

WBC International and WBC Francophone Middleweight Titles-
David Lemieux (WBC #4, Transnational #5, TTR #6, WBO #7, The Ring #8; 39-4, 33 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Karim Achour (WBC #18; 26-5-3, 4 KOs)
- Lemieux weighed in at 162 and was ineligible to win the titles.
- Achour weighed in at 159. Had he won, he would have retained the titles.
- Lemieux won by the scores of 119-108, 120-107, and 119-107. As a result, the titles were declared vacant.
- Both before and after the bout, Lemieux announced that he will campaign as a super middleweight.

Fresno, California, USA-

IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Jerwin Ancajas (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #4; 30-1-1, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jonas Sultan (IBF #1, Transnational #8, TTR #9, The Ring #9; 14-4, 9 KOs)
- The scores were 119-109, 117-111, and 119-109.

WBA World Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Khalid Yafai (Transnational #3, The Ring #3, TTR #4; 24-0, 15 KOs)
TKO-7 3:00
David Carmona (WBA #10 at 115; WBO #13 at 118; 21-6-5, 9 KOs)
- Yafai weighed in at 114 3/4; Carmona at 118 1/2.
- Carmona was not eligible to win the title.
- Yafai floored Carmona four times- once in round one, once in round two, and twice in round 7.
- Carmona did not come out for the eighth round.

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico-

WBC Silver Super Bantamweight Title-
Franklin Manzanilla (18-4, 17 KOs)
TKO-5 (or RTD-4 3:00 as per BoxRec)
Champion Julio Ceja (WBC #1, TTR #7, Transnational #9, The Ring #9; 32-3, 28 KOs)
- Manzanilla battered Ceja resulting in the former WBC World champion and defending Silver champ choosing not to come out for the fifth round.

WBC Youth World Super Featherweight Title-
Champion Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez (WBC #4, TTR #9, Transnational #9; 25-0, 22 KOs)
TKO-3
Drian Francisco (29-6-1, 22 KOs)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt