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2019-05-24
Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai, Paul Butler, Omar Narvaez, Kenichi Horikawa, Rey Loreto, and Max Ornelas Win Impactful Matches
Pictured: Omar Narvaez


During the six-day period of Saturday, May 18 through Thursday, May 23, six bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may propel the winners into or back into TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai, Paul Butler, Omar Narvaez, Kenichi Horikawa, Rey Loreto, and Max Ornelas.


Saturday, May 18, 2019-

Bang Phun, Thailand-

WBC Asian Boxing Council Bantamweight Title-
Champion Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (birth name: Nawaphon Kaikanha; AKA Nawaphon Nakornloung; AKA Nawaphon Por Chokchai; WBC #6; 45-1-1, 35 KOs)
KO-7 1:30
Sonny Boy Jaro (45-15-5, 32 KOs)
- Jaro came into the bout having won 11 of his last 12 bouts.
- Nawaphon made his second successful defense of the WBC Asia title by halting the former lineal, WBC, and Ring Magazine World flyweight champion.

Glasgow, Scotland-

Bantamweight Bout-
Paul Butler (IBF #3, WBC #10, WBO #14; 29-2, 15 KOs)
TKO-6 2:52
Salvador Hernandez Sanchez (14-9-1, 9 KOs)
- The former IBF World bantamweight champion won his third consecutive bout since his decision loss to Emmanuel Rodriguez on May 5, 2018.

Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires, Argentina-

Vacant IBF Latino Bantamweight Title-
Omar Narvaez (49-3-2, 25 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Carlos Jorge Sardinez (WBC #13 at 126; 15-2, 2 KOs)
- Narvaez, who was fighting for the first time since his UD 12 loss to Zolani Tete on April 21, 2018, won by the scores of 97-93, 96-94, and 97-93.

Sunday, May 19, 2019-

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan-

Japanese Light Flyweight Title-
Champion Kenichi Horikawa (WBC #5, IBF #7; 40-15-1, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Masashi Tada (13-6-3, 8 KOs)
- Horikawa dropped the JBC #1 ranked Tada in round 10 and went on to win by the scores of 99-90, 99-90, and 98-91.

Bang Phil, Thailand-

Light Flyweight Bout-
Rey Loreto (The Ring #6 at 108; WBA #8 at 105; 25-14, 17 KOs)
TKO-1 2:58
Songkan Meechai (0-3)
- This was Loreto's first bout since his KO-4 win over Arnold Garde on February 17, 2018.

Thursday, May 23, 2019-

Tucson, Srizona, USA-

Non-title Super Bantamweight Bout-
WBA-NABA USA bantamweight champion Max Ornelas (WBO #8 at 118; 13-0-1, 5 KOs)
TKO-2 1:24
Alex Rangel (17-10-4. 11 KOs)
- Ornelas weighed in at 118 3/4; Rangel at 120 1/2.


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt