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2019-01-09
TTR'S 2018 IN REVIEW- Part IX- Lightweights
Pictured: Vasiliy Lomachenko



The ninth part of TTR's "2018 in Review" focuses on the ten TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant Lineal World Lightweight title and their 2018 activity.


1. Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1. 9 KOs/18-, 9 KOs including WSB bouts)
- 5/12- Jorge Linares.....W TKO-10
(won Ring Magazine World and vacant WBA Super World Lightweight titles; Note: With Linares losing, the WBA World Lightweight title was declared vacant)
- 5/23- voluntarily relinquished WBO World Junior Lightweight title
- 12/8- Jose Pedraza.....W UD 12
(retained WBA Super World and Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles; won WBO World Lightweight title)

2. 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

3. Robert Easter, Jr. (21-1, 14 KOs0
- 1/20- Javier Fortuna.....W SD 12
(retained IBF World Lightweight title)
- 7/28- Mikey Garcia.....L UD 12
(lost IBF World Lightweight title; also for WBC World Lightweight title)

4. Luke Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs)
- 5/5- Troy James.....W TKO-5
- 9.22- Yvan Mendy.....W UD 12

5. Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs)
- 3/31- Edson Ramirez.....W UD 10
- 11/10- Daud Cino Yordan.....W UD 12

6. Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KOs)
- 3/10- Alejandro Luna.....W TKO-6
- 8/4- Yardley Armenta Cruz (AKA Yardley Suarez).....W TKO-2

7. Emmanuel Tagoe (29-1, 24 KOs)
- 1/17- Fernando David Saucedo.....W TKO-10
(retiained IBO World Lightweight title)
- 6/13- stripped of IBO World Lightweight title
- 10/20- Paulus Moses.....W UD 12

8. Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs)
- 3/17- Jose Luis Rodriguez.....W UD 8
- 6/9- Antonio Moran.....W UD 10
- 8/25- Raymundo Beltran.....W UD 12
(won WBO World Lightweight title)
- 12/8- Vasiliy Lomachenko.....L UD 12
(lost WBO World Lightweight title; also for WBA Super World and Ring Magazine World Lightweight titles)

9. Raymundo Beltran (35-8-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs)
- 2/16- Paulus Moses.....W UD 12
(won vacant WBO World Lightweight title)
- 8/25- Jose Pedraza.....L UD 12
(lost WBO World Lightweight title)

10. Yvan Mendy (40-5-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
- 9/22- Luke Campbell.....L UD 12


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt