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2018-06-21
TTR MONTHLY HONORS: May 2018
Pictured: Vasyl Lomachenko


FIGHTER OF THE MONTH: Vasyl Lomachenko

Lomachenko, who won his third major organizational world title when he stopped defending WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares in the 10th round, received 13 votes.

Jaime Munguia, who stopped defending WBO World junior middleweight Sadam Ali in the fourth round, and Gennady Golovkin, who successfully defended his WBA Super, WBC, and IBO World middleweight titles by knocking out veteran VanesxMartirosyan in the second round, each received one vote while Naoya Inoue, who also won his third major organizational world title by obliterating Jamie McDonnell in the first round, WBC World minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin, who improved to 50-0 by stopping mandatory challenger Leroy Estrada in the fifth round, Ken Shiro, who successfully defended the WBC World light flyweight title by KOing former champion Ganigan Lopez in the second round, and Hekkie Budler, who won the WBA Super World light flyweight and IBF World junior flyweight titles from Ryoichi Taguchi by a close but deserved decision, earned honorable mention.

FIGHT OF THE MONTH: Vasyl Lomachenko TKO-10 Jorge Linares

Lomachenko-Linares won unananimously receiving all 12 votes. This thriller saw Lomachenko rise from a sixth round knockdown and battle back, dropping and stopping Linares in the tenth.

Honrable mention went to WBC World super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas' hard-fought UD 12 over Azat Hovhannisyan and an intense, little 4-round war between novice lightweights Rodrigo Nahuel Arganaraz and Jesus Adrian Daneff which resulted in a split decision draw.

KNOCKOUT OF THE MONTH: Tomasz Gromadzki KO-4 Marius Runowski

Journeyman Runowki had never been stopped until he was brutally knocked out by super middleweight prospect Gromadzki.

40-year-old heavyweight Marcin Rekowski's fifth round KO of journeyman Andras Csomor finished second in the voting.

There were many other impressive knockouts during the month of May. A few of them include former WBO World junior heavyweight (cruiserweight) champion Krzysztof Glowacki's first round KO of former WBA World cruiserweight title challenger Santander Silgado, former WBO World featherweight title challenger Genesis Servania's 5th round destruction of veteran journeyman Jason Butar Butar (AKA Juli Mike Tyson), super welterweight prospect Simon Madsen's first round KO of Bernal Lopez, IBF International super middleweight champion Ronny Landaeta's seventh round wipe out of challenger Bruno Tavares, and super featherweight prospect Abraham "Super" Nova's startling seventh round KO of fellow prospect Hassan Nourdine.
 
Article By: Bobby Davis, Antoine Patry DesLauriers, and Ken Pollitt