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2018-03-20
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 16 through March 18- Orozco, Abduqaxorov, Gvozdyk, Caizales, and Yamanaka Win; Verdejo Upset
Pictured: WBO World Mini-Flyweight Champion Ryuya Yamanaka, TTR's #7 ranked strawweight


During the three-day period of Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18. six boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Five, Antonio Orozco, Qudratillo Abduqaxorov, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Carlos Canizales, and Ryuya Yamananka, won while one, Felix Verdejo, suffered an upset TKO loss.

Friday, March 16, 2018-

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Super Lightweight Bout-
Antonio Orozco (The Ring #5, Transnational #6, TTR #9, IBF #11; 27-0, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Martin Honorio (33-13-1, 16 KOs)
- This was Orozco's first bout since his TKO-4 win over Keandre Gibson on April 1, 2017. He did have a bout scheduled for September 23, 2017 versus Roberto Ortiz but it was canceled when Orozco weighed in at 147, seven pounds over the contractual limit.
- Both Orozco and Honorio weighed in at 140 for this bout.
- Orozco is now 2-0 versus Honorio having unanimously outpointed him over ten rounds on May 15, 2014.

Saturday, March 17, 2018-

Subang Jaya, Malaysia-

WBC Silver Welterweight Title-
Champion Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (Kudratillo Abdukakhorov; WBC #6, Transnational #7, WBA #7, IBF #8, TTR #10; 14-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Laszlo Toth (IBF #14; 25-4-1, 17 KOs)
- Toth's IBF Intercontinental title was not on the line.
- Abduqaxorov won by the scores of 118-109, 117-110, and 116-111.

New York, New York, USA-

Vacant WBC Interim World Light Heavyweight Title-
Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk (WBC #2, TTR #5, The Ring #5, Transnational #6; 15-0, 12 KOs as per BoxRec; 24-0, 15 KOs including WSB bouts)
Unan. Dec. 12
Mehdi Amar (WBC #10; 34-6-2, 16 KOs)
- The scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 118-110.

Lightweight Bout-
Antonio Lozada, Jr. (39-2, 33 KOs)
TKO-10 2:37
Felix Verdejo (The Ring #7, TTR #11; 23-1, 15 KOs)
- Lozada dropped Verdejo in round 10.

Sunday, March 18, 2018-

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan-

Vacant WBA World Light Flyweight Title-
Carlos Canizales (WBA #1, The Ring #3, Transnational #5, TTR #6, IBF #7; 20-0-1, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Reiya Konishi (WBA #2; 15-1, 5 KOs)
- Canizales knocked Konishi down in the first round and went on to win by the scores of 116-111, 115-112, and 114-113.

WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title-
Champion Ryuya Yamanaka (The Ring 6, TTR #7, Transnational #8; 16-2, 5 KOs)
TKO-8 3:00
Moises Calleros (WBO #4; 28-8-1, 16 KOs)
- Yamanaka was leading by the scores of 80-72, 80-72, and 78-74 after 8 rounds.
- Calleros retired on his stool after the eighth, a round in which he absorbed a great deal of punishment.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt