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2018-07-25
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- July 21 through July 23- Usyk Captures Lineal Title/Sor Rungvisai, Briedis, Munguia, Machado, Khonco, and Kuroda Also Win
Pictured: Oleksandr Usyk


During the three-day period of Saturday, July 21 through Monday, July 23, nine boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. One, Oleksandr Usyk, won the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament final and by doing so, won the vacant lineal world cruiserweight title, gained recognition as the world cruiserweight champion by both the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring, and unified the four major sanctioning bodies titles for the 200-pound limit division. Six others, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Mairis Briedis, Jaime Munguia, Alberto Machado, Simphiwe Khonco, and Masayuki Kuroda, were also victorious while two, Murat Gassiev and Liam Smith, lost to Usyk and Munguia respectively.


Saturday, July 21, 2018-

Bang Phun, Thailand-

Non-title Super Bantamweight Bout-
Lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and Ring Magazine World junior bantamweight champion/WBC World super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (birth name: Wisaksil Wangek; Transnational #3 P4P; TTR #4 P4P; The Ring #6 P4P; 46-4-1, 41 KOs)
TKO-1 2:50
Young Gil Bae (AKA Myung Goo Yuh; 28-7-2, 22 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 120.

Moscow, Russia-

WBA Super, WBC, and IBF World Cruiserweight Titles, WBO World Junior Heavyweight Title, and Vacant Lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight Titles-
WBSS Cruiserweight Tournament Final-
WBO and WBC World champion Oleksandr Usyk (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; TTR #6 P4P, Transnational #8 P4P, The Ring #10 P4P; 15-0, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
WBA Super World and IBF World champion Murat Gassiev (TTR #2, Transnational #2. The Ring #2; 26-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
- The scores were 120-108, 119-109, and 119-109.

Cruiserweight Bout-
Mairis Briedis (WBC #1, TTR #3, The Ring #3, Transnational #4, WBO #9; 24-1, 18 KOs as per BoxRec/36-2 including Bigger's Better Tournament bouts)
Unan. Dec. 10
Brandon Deslaurier (11-2-1, 1 KO)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBO World Junior Middleweight Title-
Champion Jaime Munguia (The Ring #4, Transnational #5, TTR #6; 30-0, 25 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Liam Smith (WBO #1, The Ring #6, TTR #7, Transnational #10; 26-2-1, 14 KOs)
- Munguia knocked Smith down in the sixth round and went onto win by the scores of 116-111, 119-108, and 119-108.

WBA World Super Featherweight Title-
Champion Alberto Machado (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 20-0, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Rafael Mensah (WBA #1; 31-1, 23 KOs)
- Machado floored Mensah in the first round and went on to win by three 120-107 scores.

Sunday, July 22, 2018-

Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

IBO World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Simphiwe Khonco (WBC #2, TTR #5, Transnational #6, The Ring #7; 19-5, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Toto Landero (WBC #20; 10-3-2, 2 KOs)
- Landero is ranked #9 by the IBO.
- The scores were 117-112, 116-112, and 116-112.

Monday, July 23, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

Japanese Flyweight Title-
Champion Masayuki Kuroda (WBA #1, WBC #4, WBO #5, The Ring #7, IBF #7, TTR #8, Transnational #8; 30-7-3, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Akinori Hoshino (14-8-2, 9 KOs)
- Hoshino came into the bout ranked by the Japan Boxing Commission as the #3 contender for Kuroda's title.
- The scores were 96-93, 95-94, and 96-93.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt