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2019-08-27
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- August 24- Estrada, Tanaka, and Kovalev Among Saturday's Winners
Pictured: Juan Francisco Estrada


On Saturday, August 24, one lineal champion, Juan Francisco Estrada, and nine fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently contending for their respective divisions' lineal titles were in action. Estrada and eight of the TTR-ranked contenders, Kosei Tanaka, Sergey Kovalev, Ilunga Makabu, Brandon Figueroa, Cristofer Rosales, Byron Rojas, John Riel Casimero, and Wilfredo Mendez, were victorious while TTR #3 ranked mnimumweight Vic Saludar lost (to Mendez).

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico-

Lineal, Transnational, and The Ring World Junior Bantamweight Titles/WBC World Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Juan Francisco Estrada (Transnational #7 P4P, TTR #8 P4P, The Ring #8 P4P; 40-3, 27 KOs)
TKO-9 0:51
Dewayne Beamon (WBC #14; 16-2-1, 11 KOs)

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan-

WBO World Flyweight Title-
Champion Kosei Tanaka (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 14-0, 8 KOs)
TKO-7 2:49
Jonathan Gonzalez (WBO #1, Transnational #10; 22-3-1, 13 KOs)
- Gonzalez floored Tanaka once; Tanaka floored Gonzalez four times.
- Tanaka is now 8-0 with 4 KOs in world title bouts (2-0 at 105; 3-0 at 108; 3-0 at 112).

Chelyabinsk, Russia-

WBO World Light Heavyweight Title/Eurasian Boxing Parliament Light Heavyweight Title-
Champion Sergey Kovalev (TTR #1, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 34-3-1, 29 KOs)
TKO-11 2:04
Anthony Yarde (WBO #1, Transnational #10; 18-1, 17 KOs)
- Kovalev was rocked numerous times but roared back and dropped the determined challenger with a jolting jab.

WBC Silver Title-
Champion Ilunga Makabu (WBC #1, TTR #4, The Ring #6, Transnational #7; 26-2, 24 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Aleksei Papin (IBF #14, WBC #16; 11-1, 10 KOs)
- The scores were 114-114, 115-113, and 115-113.

Edinburg, Texas, USA-

WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight Title-
Interim champion Brandon Figueroa (WBA #1, TTR #6, Transnational #7, The Ring #8; 20-0, 15 KOs)
KO-4 2:00
Javier Nicolas Chacon (WBA #7; 29-5-1, 9 KOs)

Managua, Nicaragua-

Flyweight Bout-
Cristofer Rosales (WBC #2, WBA #2, TTR #6, Transnational #6, WBO #6, The Ring #7; 29-4, 20 KOs)
TKO-7
Eliecer Quezada (23-10-3, 1 NC, 9 KOs)
- Rosales is now 2-0 versus Quezada.

Light Flyweight Bout-
Byron Rojas (WBC #3, WBA #3, Transnational #4, The Ring #4, TTR #7, IBF #15- all at 105; WBO #4 at 108; 27-4-3, 2 NCs, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Eliezer Gazo (WBO #11, WBC #15- both at 105; 18-10-2, 1 NC, 3 KOs)
- The scores were 78-74, 77-75, and 77-75.

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

WBO Interim World Bantamweight Title-
Interim champion John Riel Casimero (TTR #7, Transnational #8; 28-4, 19 KOs)
KO-10 2:23
Cesar Ramirez (WBO #9; 18-4, 11 KOs)
- Casimero floored Ramirez four times- once in the round 3, once in round 5, once in round 7, and once in round 10.

San Juan, Puerto Rico-

WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title-
Wilfredo Mendez (WBO #1, The Ring #10, TTR #15; 14-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Vic Saludar (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 19-4, 10 KOs)
- Saludar knocked Mendez down in round 5 but to no avail. Mendez recovered and went on to win by the scores of 117-110, 116-111, and 115-112.





 
Article By: Ken Pollitt