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Taduran, Tagoe, and Ortega Win Significant Bouts
Pictured: up-and-coming minimumweight Pedro Taduran

On Saturday, January 27, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Pedro Taduran, Emmanuel Tagoe, and Edivaldo Ortega.

Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines-

Philippines Games & Amusements Board Minimumweight Title-
Pedro "Rattle Snake" Taduran (WBC #40; 12-1, 9 KOs)
Champion Jerry Tomogdan (WBO #9, IBF #14; 24-9-4, 12 KOs)
- Taduran's Philippines Boxing Federation and Tomogdan's WBO Asia Pacific titles were not on the line.

Accra, Ghana-

IBO World Lightweight Title-
Champion Emmanuel Tagoe (WBC #22 at 130; 28-1, 14 KOs)
TKO-10 1:26
Fernando David Saucedo (61-7-3, 10 KOs)
- Saucedo is ranked #35 by the IBO.

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-

Featherweight Bout-
Edivaldo Ortega (WBA #10; 26-1-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Drian Francisco (29-5-1, 22 KOs)
- The scores were, in my opinion, an accurate 96-94 and two too generous 98-92s.
Article By: Ken Pollitt