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2019-05-28
Lopez, Mendez, Cuadras, Astuvilca, Tuolehazi, Kobayashi, Sakashita, and Sityatha Score Significant Victories
Pictured: Wulan Tuolehazi


During the three-day period of Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, ten bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. One, between Austin Trout and Terrell Gausha, ended in a draw; another, between Koki Eto and Jeyvier Cintron, was declared a No Decision. The remaining eight were won by Melvin Lopez, Wilfredo Mendez, Carlos Cuadras, Ricardo Astuvilca, Wulan Tuolehazi, Yuki Strong Kobayashi, Yusuke Sakashita, and Lwandile Sityatha respectively.


Friday, May 24, 2019-

Miami, Florida, USA-

WBA NABA Bantamweight Title-
Champion Melvin Lopez (WBA #5, IBF #14, WBC #19; 20-0, 11 KOs)
TKO-7 0:38
David Reyes Cota (21-5-1, 10 KOs)
- Lopez weighed in at 116 1/2; Reyes Cota at 118 1/2. As a result, Reyes Cota was ineligible to win the title.

Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico-

WBO NABO Mini-Flyweight Title-
Champion Wilfredo Mendez (WBO #4, IBF #12, WBC #34; 13-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Janiel Rivera (WBO #8, IBF #14; 18-4-3, 11 KOs)
- Mendez decked Rivera in round 1 and went on to win by the scores of 100-88, 99-89, and 97-91.

Saturday, May 25, 2019-

Kissimmee, Florida, USA-

Non-title Bantamweight Bout-
WBC Latino Interim champion Carlos Cuadras (WBC #2, The Ring #8; 38-3-1, 27 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Daniel Lozano (15-7, 11 KOs)

Vacant WBO International Junior Bantamweight Title-
Koki Eto (WBO #4, WBC #7, WBA #7, IBF #8; 24-4-1, 1 ND, 19 KOs)
ND-1
Jeyvier Cintron (WBO #5, WBC #25; 10-0, 1 ND, 5 KOs)
- The initial result was a TKO victory for Eto. The verdict was changed after replays showed that Eto had headbutted Cintron prior to landing the fight-ending punch.

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Austin Trout (WBC #6; 31-5-1, 17 KOs)
Split Dec. Draw 10
Terrell Gausha (WBA #13, WBC #23; 21-1-1, 10 KOs)
- The scores were 96-94 for Trout, 95-95, and 99-91 for Gausha.

Lima, Peru-

Vacant WBA Gold Minimumweight Title-
Ricardo Astuvilca (WBA #2; 20-0, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Julio Mendoza (WBA #3; 14-6-1, 3 KOs)
- This was Mendoza's first bout since his UD 8 win over Omar Ortiz on January 27, 2018.

Sunday, May 26, 2019-

Fuzhou, China-

WBA International Flyweight Title-
Champion Wulan Tuolehazi (WBA #4, WBO #12; 12-3-1. 5 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Ardin Diale (WBC #36; 35-14-4, 17 KOs)
- The scores were 114-114, 117-111, and 115-113.

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title-
Yuki Strong Kobayashi (15-8, 9 KOs)
TKO-10 2:52
Champion Ben Mananquil (WBO #7, WBA #8, IBF #8, WBC #25; 17-2-3, 4 KOs)

Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight Title-
Yusuke Sakashita (WBC #38; 18-8-3, 13 KOs)
TKO-6 1:06
Masahiro Sakamoto (WBC #37; 13-3, 9 KOs)
- Sakamoto was leading by the scores of 48-47, 49-46, and 49-46 going into the sixth round.

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa-

Bantamweight Bout-
Lwandile Sityatha (24-3-1, 7 KOs)
PTS. 10
Rofhiwa Nemushungwa (11-6-2, 2 KOs)
- This was Sityatha's first bout since his UD 10 win over Cleutus Mbhele on August 6, 2017.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt