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2018-07-31
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- July 27 & July 28- Garcia Unifies/Wake, Kimura, CP Freshmart, Whyte, Ortiz, and Rojas Also Win
Pictured: Mikey Garcia


During the two-day period of Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, ten fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Seven, Shingo Wake, Sho Kimura, Knockout CP Freshmart, Dillian Whyte, Luis Ortiz, Mikey Garcia, and Byron Rojas, were victorious while three, Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, and Robert Easter, Jr., were defeated.

Friday, July 27, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

Japanese Super Bantamweight Title-
Shingo Wake (Transnational #6, TTR #8, IBF #8, WBC #18- all at 122; WBA #10 at 118; 25-5-2, 17 KOs)
TKO-10 0:36
Champion Yusaku Kuga (WBC #7, WBA #7, WBO #12, IBF #14; 16-3-1, 11 KOs)
- Wake was leading by the scores of 88-82, 87-82, and 88-82 going into the tenth round.

Qingdao, China-

WBO World Flyweight Title-
Champion Sho Kimura (TTR #4, Transnational #5, The Ring #5; 17-1-2, 10 KOs)
KO-6 0:54
Froilan Saludar (WBO #3, IBF #9, WBA #10; 28-3-1, 19 KOs)

WBA World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Knockout CP Freshmart (birth name: Thammanoon Niyomtrong; TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 18-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Xiong Zhao Zhong (Chao Zhong Xiong; WBA #2, WBC #14; 27-8-1, 14 KOs)
- The scores were 118-110, 118-110, and 116-112.

Saturday, July 28, 2018-

Greenwich, London, England-

Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title-
Dereck Chisora (WBC #11; 29-8, 21 KOs)
TKO-8
Carlos Takam (IBF #6, Transnational #7, TTR #12, WBC #14, WBA #14; 35-5-1, 27 KOs)
- Chisora dropped Takam twice in round 8.

WBC Silver and Vacant WBO International Heavyweight Titles-
WBC Silver champion Dillian Whyte (WBC #1, WBO #2, TTR #5, Transnational #5, The Ring #6, WBA #7; 24-1, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Joseph Parker (Transnational #3, TTR #4, The Ring #4, WBC #6, WBO #6, IBF #7; 24-2, 18 KOs)
- Parker was down in round 2. It was erroneously ruled a knockdown. The replay showed he went down as the result of a clash of heads.
- Whyte decked Parker legitimately in round 9 with a hard left.
- Parker dropped Whyte in round 12.
- The scores were 113-112, 114-111, and 115-110.

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Heavyweight Bout-
Luis Ortiz (Transnational #4, WBC #4, The Ring #5, TTR #6; 29-1, 2 NCs, 25 KOs)
KO-2 2:08
Razvan Cojanu (16-4, 9 KOs)
- This was Cojanu's first bout since his UD 12 loss to Joseph Parker on May 6, 2017.

WBC-IBF World Lightweight Title Unification Bout-
WBC Champion Mikey Garcia (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; TTR #5 P4P, The Ring #5 P4P, Transnational #7 P4P; 39-0, 30 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
IBF Champion Robert Easter, Jr. (The Ring #3, TTR #4, Transnational #5; 21-1, 14 KOs)
- Garcia's Transnational Boxing Rankings Board's World junior welterweight title and his WBC Diamond super lightweight title were not on the line.
- Garcia decked Easter in round 3 and went on to win by the scores of 116-111, 117-110, and 118-109.

Managua, Nicaragua-

Light Flyweight Bout-
Byron Rojas (WBC #1, WBA #1, TTR #4, Transnational #4, The Ring #4, WBO #4- all at 105; 25-3-3, 1 NC, 11 KOs)
KO-3 0:50
Daniel Mendoza (9-3, 3 KOs)
- Rojas floored Mendoza four times- once in round 1, once in round 2, and twice in round 3.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt