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2018-03-28
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 23 through March 26- Payano, Alvarado, Soro, Murat, Zeuge, Whyte, Rodriguez, Taconing, and Yaegashi Win
Pictured: Heavyweight Contender Dillian Whyte


During the four-day period of Friday, March 23 through Monday, March 26, nine boxers ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. All nine, Juan Carlos Payano, Felix Alvarado, Michel Soro, Karo Murat, Tyron Zeuge, Dillian Whyte, Francisco Rodriguez, Jr., Jonathan Inguito Taconing, and Akira Yaegashi, were victorious.

Friday, March 23, 2018-

Hollywood, Florida, USA-

Bantamweight Bout-
Juan Carlos Payano (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #4, WBC #4, WBO #4, WBA #7; 20-1, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Mike Plania (WBO #15; 14-1, 7 KOs)
- Payano recovered from a third round knockdown and went on to win by the scores of 96-93, 97-92, and 97-92.

Managua, Nicaragua-

Flyweight Bout-
Felix Alvarado (IBF #1, WBO #3, WBC #4, TTR #7, The Ring #7, Transnational #8- all at 108; 32-2, 28 KOs)
KO-1
Eliud De los Santos (16-6, 10 KOs)
- The bout, scheduled for eight rounds, was of the "stay-active" variety for Alvarado.

Saturday, March 24, 2018-


Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France-

WBA World Super Welterweight Title Elimination Bout-
Michel Soro (WBA #3, TTR #8, The Ring #8, Transnational #9; 32-2-1, 21 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
John Vera (WBA #2, WBO #5; 18-1, 11 KOs)

Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, Germany-

Vacant IBO World Light Heavyweight Title-
Karo Murat (WBC #7, WBO #7, TTR #10, IBF #11; 32-3-1, 21 KOs)
TKO-12
Travis Reeves (IBF #8, WBC #30; 15-3-2, 7 KOs)
- In the IBO's March 2018 computerized light heavyweight rankings, Murat and Reeves are listed at #10 and #22 respectively.

WBA World Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Tyron Zeuge (TTR #13; 22-0-1, 12 KOs)
TKO-2
Isaac Ekpo (WBA #1; 32-4, 25 KOs)

Greenwich, London, England-

WBC Silver Heavyweight Title-
Champion Dillian Whyte (WBC #1, IBF #4, WBO #4, Transnational #7, The Ring #7, TTR #9, WBA #9; 23-1, 17 KOs)
KO-6 0:37
Lucas Browne (WBC #13, WBA #14; 25-1, 22 KOs)
- Whyte dominated and bloodied Browne during the first five rounds.
- In the sixth, he landed a devastating left hook which sent Browne crashing to the canvas face first.

Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico-

Vacant WBC Latino Silver Super Flyweight Title-
Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. (WBO #2, WBC #5, The Ring #8, IBF #8, TTR #10- all at 112; 27-4-1, 19 KOs)
TKO-4 1:54
Pablo Carrillo (22-6-1, 14 KOs)
- Rodriguez weighed in at 114 3/4; Carrillo at 114.
- Rodriguez had great success landing his left and landing combinations.
- Referee Sergio Hernandez stopped the bout with Carrillo under increasing pressure.

Sunday, March 25, 2018-

Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines-

Non-title Flyweight Bout-
WBC International light flyweight champion Jonathan Inguito Taconing (WBC #2, WBO #2, WBA #5, TTR #11, IBF #11- all at 108; 27-3-1, 22 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Robert Onggocan (9-4, 5 KOs)
- The scores were 96-94, 97-93, and 97-93.

Monday, March 26, 2018-

Tokyo, Japan-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Akira Yaegashi (IBF #5, WBC #8, The Ring #8, Transnational #9, TTR #10, WBO #15- all at 108; 26-6, 14 KOs)
TKO-2 2:24
Frans Damur Palue (AKA Fransiskus Rodman Nobi; 15-20-2, 10 KOs)
- Yaegashi weighed in at 114 3/4; Palue at 114 1/4.
- Yaegashi, who has held world titles at 105, 112, and 108 including a lineal world title at 112, is seeking a world title shot at 115.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt