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2019-01-08
TTR'S 2018 IN REVIEW- Part VIII- Junior Welterweights
Pictured: Mikey Garcia


The activity of the ten TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant World Junior Welterweight title during the past year is examined in Part VIII of TTR's "2018 in Review."

1. Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs)
- 3/10- Sergey Lipinets.....W UD 12
(won IBF and vacant Transnational Boxing Rankings Board World Junior Welterweight titles)
- 4/17- voluntarily relinquished IBF World Junior Welterweight title
- 7/28- Robert Easter, Jr......W UD 12
(retained WBC World Lightweight title; won IBF World Lightweight title)
- 10/30- voluntarily relinquished IBF World Lightweight title

2. Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs)
- 3/9- Julius Indongo.....W TKO-2
(won vacant WBC Interim World Super Lightweight title)
- 7/24- Juan Jose Velasco.....W TKO-8
(won vacant WBC Diamond Super Lightweight title)
- 10/27- Terry Flanagan.....W UD 12
(retained WBC Diamond Super Lightweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

3. Josh Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs)
- 3/3- Winston Campos.....W TKO-3
- 6/23- Viktor Postol.....W UD 12
- 11/3- Ryan Martin.....W TKO-7
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

4. Jose Carlos Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs)
- 3/17- Amir Imam.....W UD 12
(for vacant WBC World Super Lightweight title)
- 9/14- Antonio Orozco.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Super Lightweight title)

5. Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs)
- 3/10- Rances Barthelemy.....W UD 12
(won vacant WBA World Super Lightweight title)
- 10/7- Eduard Troyanovsky.....W UD 12
(retained WBA World Super Lightweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

6. Viktor Postol (30-2, 12 KOs)
- 6/23- Josh Taylor.....L UD 12
- 11/3- Siar Ozgul.....W PTS. 10

7. Maurice Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs)
- 6/9- Terry Flanagan.....W SD 12
(won vacant WBO World Junior Welterweight title)
- 11/16- Alex Saucedo.....W TKO-7
(retained WBO World Junior Welterweight title)

8. Eduard Troyanovsky (27-2, 24 KOs)
- 10/7- Kiryl Relikh.....L UD 12
(for WBA World Super Lightweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

9. Ivan Baranchyk (19-0, 12 KOs)
- 3/9- Petr Petrov.....W TKO-8
- 10/27- Anthony Yigit.....W TKO-7
(won vacant IBF World Junior Welterweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

10. Jorge Linares (45-4. 28 KOs)
- 1/27- Mercito Gesta.....W UD 12
(retained WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles)
- 5/12- Vasiliy Lomachenko.....L TKO-10
(lost WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles; for vacant WBA Super World Lightweight title)
- 9/29- Abner Cotto.....W KO-3
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt