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2019-05-24
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 17 through May 19- Josh Taylor, Naoya Inoue, and Deontay Wilder Among Winners
Pictured: Naoya Inoue


During the three-day period of Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, eleven fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Eight, Ryan Burnett, Josh Taylor, Naoya Inoue, Billy Joe Saunders, Deontay Wilder, Gary Russell, Jr., Felix Alvarado, and Maksim Vlasov, were victorious while three, Ivan Baranchyk, Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Dominic Breazeale, suffered defeats.

A twelfth TTR ranked boxer, super flyweight Alejandro Santiago, was scheduled to fight in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on the 18th but no reports regarding the outcome of that fight have been posted on the internet as of this time.


Friday, May. 17, 2019-

Belfast, Northern Ireland-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Ryan Burnett (TTR #5, Transnatiional #5, The Ring #6- all at 118; 20-1, 10 KOs)
TKO-6 2:01
Jelbirt Gomera (14-6, 7 KOs)

Saturday, May 18, 2019-

Glasgow, Scotland-

IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBC Silver Super Lightweight Titles/WBSS Super Lightweight Tournament Semi-Final-
WBC Silver champion Josh Taylor (WBC #1, Transnational #2, The Ring #2, IBF #2, TTR #3; 15-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
IBF champion Ivan Baranchyk (The Ring #5, TTR #7, Transnational #7; 19-1, 12 KOs)
- The scores were 117-109, 115-111, and 115-111.

IBF, WBA, and Vacant Ring Magazine World Bantamweight Titles/WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Semi-Final-
WBA champion Naoya Inoue (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; TTR #4 P4P, Transnational #5 P4P, The Ring #7 P4P; 18-0, 16 KOs)
KO-2
IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (The Ring #3, Transnational #6, TTR #7; 19-1, 12 KOs)
- Inoue floored Rodriguez three times in round 2.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England-

Vacant WBO World Super Middleweight Title-
Billy Joe Saunders (WBO #2, TTR #8- both at 168; Transnational #3, The Ring #3- both at 160; 28-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Shefat Isufi (WBO #1; 27-4-2, 20 KOs)
- The scores were 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111.

Brooklyn. New York, USA-

WBC World Heavyweight Title-
Champion Deontay Wilder (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 41-0-1, 40 KOs)
KO-1 2:17
Dominic Breazeale (WBC #4, TTR #11; 20-2, 18 KOs)

WBC World Featherweight Title-
Champion Gary Russell, Jr. (TTR #3, The Ring #3, Transnational #4; 30-1, 18 KOs)
TKO-5 2:52
Kiko Martinez (WBC #3; 39-9-2, 28 KOs)
- Russell was leading by three 40-36 scores going into the fifth round.

Sunday, May 19, 2019-

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan-

IBF World Junior Flyweight Title-
Champion Felix Alvarado (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #5; 35-2, 30 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Reiya Konishi (IBF #3; 17-2, 7 KOs)
- The scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 118-110.

Krasnodar, Russia-

Vacant WBO Global Light Heavyweight Title-
Maksim Vlasov (TTR #6, The Ring #7, Transnational #8, WBO #8- all at 200; 43-3, 26 KOs)
TKO-4 0:50
Omar Garcia (14-2, 12 KOs)
- Garcia was a late substitute. Vlasov was originally scheduled to fight WBO Latino light heavyweight champion Lenin Castillo (WBO #10, WBC #39; 20-2-1, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBO Global title.
- Vlasov decked Garcia in round 3 and was leading by three 30-26 scores going into the fourth round.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt