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2018-01-07
2017 IN REVIEW- The Lightweights
Pictured: Mikey Garcia, TTR's #1 ranked lightweight contender/WBC World Lightweight Champion (Garcia is also TTR's #1 ranked contender at 140)


The ninth segment of TTR's review of 2017 centers on the twelve TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant lineal world lightweight title and the bouts in which they fought during the past year.

1. Mikey Garcia (#5 P4P; also #1 at 140; 37-0, 30 KOs)
- 1/28- Dejan Zlaticanin.....W KO-3
(won WBC World Lightweight Title)
- 7/29- Adrien Broner......W UD 12

2. Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs)
- 3/25- Anthony Crolla.....W UD 12
(retained WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Titles)
- 9/23- Luke Campbell.....W SD 12
(retained WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Titles)

3. Robert Easter, Jr. (20-0, 14 KOs)
- 2/10- Luis Cruz.....W UD 12
(retained IBF World Lightweight Title)
- 6/30- Denis Shafikov.....W UD 12
(retained IBF World Lightweight Title)

4. Ray Beltran (34-7-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs)
- 5/20- Jonathan Maicelo.....W KO-2
- 8/5- Bryan Vasquez.....W MD 10

5. Anthony Crolla (32-6-3, 13 KOs)
- 3/25- Jorge Linares....L UD 12
(for WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Titles)
- 10/17- Ricky Burns.....W UD 12

6. Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs)
- 2/25- Jairo Perez.....W TKO-2
- 4/29- Darleys Perez.....W TKO-9
- 9/23- Jorge Linares.....L SD 12
(for WBA and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Titles)

7. Yvan Mendy (40-4-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
- 3/26- Huan Ocura.....W UD 10
- 6/24- Javier Jose Clavero.....W UD 12
- 10/12- Florian Montels.....W UD 10
- 12/14- Jesus Arevalo.....W KO-8

8. Dejan Zlaticanin (23-1, 16 KOs)
- 1/28- Mikey Garcia.....L KO-3
(lost WBC World Lightweight Title)

9. Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs)
- 3/11- Hedi slimani.....W UD 12

10. Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs)
- 2/3- Oliver Flores.....W UD 10

11. Edid Tatli (30-2, 10 KOs)
- 5/6- Francesco Patera.....L SD 12
- 12/12- Francesco Patera.....W UD 12

12. Alejandro Luna (22-0, 15 KOs)
- 4/9- Andrey Klimov.....W UD 10
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt