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2018-08-29
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- August 24 through August 29- Dogboe and Menayothin Retain Titles; Beltran Loses His; Monroe, Truax, and Makabu Also Win
Pictured: Wanheng Menayothin


During the six-day period of Friday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 29, six boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. Five, Willie Monroe, Jr. Caleb Truax, Isaac Dogboe, Ilunga Makabu, and Wanheng Menayothin, won while one, Raymundo Beltran, was defeated.

In addition, two bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings in the future were won by Wenfeng Ge and Shin Ono respectively.



TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Friday, August 24, 2018-

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-

Super Middleweight Bout-
Willie Monroe, Jr. (WBC #5, WBO #9, TTR #12- all at 160; 23-3, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Javier Francisco Maciel (WBC #21 at 160; 33-7, 23 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 161 3/4.
- The scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Caleb Truax (IBF #7, The Ring #8, TTR #9, WBC #10- all at 168; 30-4-2, 19 KOs)
TKO-3
Fabiano Pena (15-11-1, 11 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 174 1/2.

Saturday, August 25, 2018-

Glendale, Arizona, USA-

WBO World Junior Featherweight Title-
Champion Isaac Dogboe (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #2; 20-0, 14 KOs)
TKO-1 2:18
Hidenori Otake (WBO #6; 31-3-3, 14 KOs)
- Dogboe decked Otake twice.
- This was the first time Otake, who turned pro in 2005, has been stopped.

WBO World Lightweight Title-
Jose Pedraza (WBO #2, The Ring #10; 25-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Raymundo Beltran (The Ring #3, Transnational #4, TTR #5; 35-8-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs)
- Pedraza decked Beltran in the eleventh round and went on to win by the scores of 117-110, 117-110, and 115-112.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of The Congo-

Vacant WBC International Cruiserweight Title-
Ilunga "Junior" Makabu (The Ring #9, WBC #9, TTR #10; 22-2, 21 KOs)
TKO-5
Taylor Mabika (WBC #30; 19-3-1, 10 KOs)
- Mabika's WBC Francophone title was not on the line.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018-

Nakhon Suwan, Thailand-

WBC World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri; AKA Wanheng Kaiyanghadaogym; TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 51-0, 18 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Pedro Taduran (IBF #9, WBA #10, WBC #14; 12-2, 9 KOs)
- Menayothin improved to 11-0 with 5 KOs in world title bouts by winning via the scores of 117-110, 118-108, and 115-111.



BOUTS FEATURING FIGHTERS NOT RANKED BY TTR WHICH MAY IMPACT TTR'S RANKINGS:

Friday, August 24, 2018-

Shenzhen, China-

Vacant WBO International Flyweight Title-
Wenfeng Ge (The Ring #10 at 115; WBO #14 at 112; 11-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ivan Soriano (WBO #15, WBC #28- both at 108; 18-2-1, 9 KOs)
- Ge weighed in at 111 1/2; Soriano at 110 3/4.
- The scores were 116-112, 117-111, and 117-111.

Tokyo, Japan-

Japanese Minimumweight Title-
Champion Shin Ono (WBO #9, IBF #11, WBC #19; 23-9-3, 6 KOs)
TKO-8 2:46
Riku Kano (WBC #21; 13-4-1, 7 KOs)
- Kano is the JBC's #1 ranked contender for the title held by Ono.



 
Article By: Ken Pollitt