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2012-06-23
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 20 through June 22-
Pictured:WBC World Strawweight Champion/WBA World Minimumweight Super Champion Kazuto Ioka

During the three-day period of Wednesday, June 20 through Friday, June 22, five boxers currently ranked by TTR's participating members as being among the best in their respective divisions were in action. Three, Kazuto Ioka, Ryo Miyazaki, and Wanheng Menayothin, were victorious while two, Akira Yaegashi (who was lost a close fight to Ioka) and Kaizer Mabuza, suffered defeats.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

WBC World Strawweight Title/Vacant WBA World Minimumweight Super Championship-
WBC champion Kazuto ioka (TTR #1, The Ring #2; 10-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
WBA champion Akira Yaegashi (TTR #9, The Ring #9; 15-3, 8 KOs)
- The scores were 115-114, 115-113, and 115-113.
- Ioka, 23, was making his third defense of the WBC world strawweight title while the 29-year-old Yaegashi was making his first defense of the WBA world minimumweight title.
- By unifying the titles, WBC champ Ioka also becomes the WBA world super champion and the WBA's "regular" world title becomes vacant.

OPBF Light Flyweight Title-
Champion Ryo Miyazaki (WBA #2, WBC #3, TTR #7, The Ring #7, WBO #11; 17-0-3, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Michael Landero (WBC #31 at 105; 16-7-4, 5 KOs)
- The scores were 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111.
- This was the 23-year-old Miyazaki's fourth successful defense of the OPBF title.
- Landero, 25, ranked #13 at 108 by the OPBF, was a late substitute. Miyazaki was originally scheduled to defend against South Korean champion Myung-Koo Yuh (10-4-1, 5 KOs).

Moscow, Russia-

IBO Junior Welterweight Title-
Khabib Allakhverdiev (WBA #11, WBC #22; 17-0, 8 KOs)
KO-4 1:01
Champion Kaizer Mabuza (TTR #11; 24-9-3, 15 KOs)
- Mabuza took the fight when Allakhverdiev's original opponent, Kendall Holt (IBF #5, WBO #5; 28-5, 16 KOs), encountered visa problems. (Note: Mabuza stopped Holt in 6 in an IBF eliminator on February 27, 2010.)
- Allakhverdiev, whose WBA FEDELATIN title was not on the line and who is ranked #26 by the IBO, floored Mabuza in the first and fourth rounds.

Friday, June 22, 2012-

Bungkum, Bangkok, Thailand-

Non-title Light Flyweight Bout-
WBC International strawweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (WBC #2, The Ring #6, WBO #6, TTR #7, WBA #10, IBF #14- all at 105; 23-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Safwan Lombok (1-15-1, 0 KOs as per BoxRec; record may be incomplete also as per BoxRec)
- Lombok was a late substitute for Jack Amisa (20-23-2, 14 KOs).
- The Menayothin-Lombok bout was on the undercard of the WBC Youth World strawweight title bout between Knockout CP Freshmart and Marzon Cabilla. The debuting CP Freshmart (1-0) won a 6-round technical decision over Cabilla who slipped to 9-7 with 4 wins by knockout.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt