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2019-08-29
Jayr Raquinel, Dixon Flores, Shakhram Giyasov, Liam Smith, Olimjon Nazarov, and Maximino Flores Win Significant Bouts
Pictured: Jayr Raquinel


During the three-day period of Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25, six bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place, The bouts were won by Jayr Raquinel, Dixon Flores, Shakhram Giyasov, Liam Smith, Olimjon Nazarov, and Maximino Flores.


Friday, August 23, 2019-

Tokyo, Japan-

OPBF Flyweight Title-
Champion Jayr Raquinel (WBC #15; 11-1-1, 8 KOs)
KO-8 0:57
Takuya Kogawa (WBC #16; 30-6-1, 13 KOs)
- The OPBF #4 ranked Kogawa was credited with a knockdown in the first round when Raquinel slipped but the referee erroneously ruled he was dropped by a punch.
- Raquinel controlled most of the action from the second round until he KOed Kogawa with a left cross in round 8.

Managua, Nicaragua-

Dixon Flores (16-6-3, 2 NCs, 5 KOs)
TKO-2 2:37
Alexander Espinoza (WBA #9, WBC #30- both at 118; 18-2-2, 8 KOs)
- This was former WBC World super flyweight title challenger Flores' best win since his TKO-2 over previously unbeaten Jose "El Danto" Perez on December 5, 2015.

Saturday, August 24, 2019-

Hermosillo. Sonora, Mexico-

WBA International Super Lightweight Title-
Champion Shakhram Giyasov (WBA #10, IBF #15, WBC #34; 9-0, 7 KOs)
TKO-1 0:30
Darleys Perez (34-5-2, 22 KOs)

Non-title Middleweight Bout-
WBC Silver super welterweight champion Liam Smith (WBO #6, WBC #14- both at 154; 28-2-1, 16 KOs)
TKO-7 1:02
Mario Alberto Lozano (33-10, 24 KOs)
- Smith weighed in at 159 3/4 for his "official' debut as a middleweight.

Sunday, August 25, 2019-

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-

Vacant WBO Oriental Flyweight Title-
Olimjon Nazarov (19-5, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ivan Soriano (WBO #9, IBF #10, WBC #30- all at 108; 20-3-1, 10 KOs)
- Nazarov won by three 116-112 scores.

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines-

Vacant IBO World Flyweight Title-
Maximino Flores (25-4-1, 2 NCs, 17 KOs)
Split Tech. Dec. 7 3:00
Carlo Caesar Penalosa (14-2, 7 KOs)
- Penalosa suffered a bad cut as the result of an accidental clash of heads.
- The scores were 67-66 for Flores, 67-66 for Penalosa, and 68-65 for Flores.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt