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2019-10-03
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- September 28 through October 1- Avanesyan. Selby, Benavidez, Spence, Rakhimov, and Kyoguchi Win
Pictured: Errol Spence, Jr.


During the four-day period of Saturday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 1, ten fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. David Avanesyan retained the EBU European welterweight title, Andrew Selby won a stay-active bout, David Benavidez regained the WBC World super middleweight title by stopping defending champion Anthony Dirrell, IBF champ Errol Spence, Jr. unified the IBF and WBC World welterweight titles with a split decision over defending WBC champ Shawn Porter, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov stopped Azinga Fuzile in an IBF World junior lightweight title eliminator, and WBA Super World champion/Ring Magazine World champion Hiroto Kyoguchi outpointed mandatory challenger Tetsuya Hisada.

In addition, two bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those matches were Josesito Lopez and Mario Barrios.


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Saturday, September 28, 2019-

Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain-

EBU European Welterweight Title-
Champion David Avanesyan (IBF #6, WBC #9, WBO #14, TTR #15; 25-3-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-1 2:26
Kerman Lejarraga (WBC #11; 28-2, 23 KOs)
- Lejarraga's WBC Latino super welterweight title was not on the line.

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England-

Flyweight Bout-
Andrew Selby (The Ring #6, WBC #6, TTR #13; 13-1, 7 KOs)
PTS. 8
Fadhili Majiha (24-14-4, 11 KOs)
- Selby overcame being knocked down twice to win by a 76-74 score.

Los Angeles, California, USA-

WBC World Super Middleweight Title-
Champion In Recess David Benavidez (The Ring #2, TTR #4, Transnational #6; 22-0, 19 KOs)
KO-9 1:39
Champion Anthony Dirrell (TTR #3, Transnational 4, The Ring #4; 33-2-1, 24 KOs)

IBF/WBC World Welterweight Title Unification Bout-
IBF Champion Errol Spence, Jr. (The Ring #1, TTR #2, Transnational #2; TTR #6 P4P, The Ring #6 P4P, and Transnational #9 P4P; 26-0, 21 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
WBC Champion Shawn Porter (TTR #4, Transnational #4, The Ring #5; 30-3-1, 17 KOs)
- Spence dropped Porter in round 11.
- The scores were 116-111 for Spence, 115-112 for Porter, and 116-111 for Spence.

Sunday, September 29, 2019-

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

IBF Eliminator for the #1 Spot in the Junior Lightweight Rankings-
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (WBC #3, TTR #4, IBF #5, Transnational #6; 15-0, 12 KOs)
KO-8
Azinga Fuzile (IBF #4, TTR #14, WBC #23; 14-1, 8 KOs)
- Rakhimov's IBO World title was not listed as being on the line.
- Way behind on the scorecards, Rakhimov brought the fight to an end by flooring Fuzile twice.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019-

WBA Super World Light Flyweight Title/The Ring World Junior Flyweight Title-
Champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (TTR #2, Transnational #2; 14-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Tetsuya Hisada (WBA #1, IBF #6, The Ring #9, TTR #10; 34-10-2, 20 KOs)
- Kyoguchi decked Hisada in round 9 and went on to win by the scores of 117-110, 116-111, and 115-112.


BOUTS FEATURING FIGHTERS NOT CURRENTLY RANKED BY TTR WHICH MAY IMPACT TTR'S RANKINGS:

Saturday, September 28, 2019-

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Welterweight Bout-
Josesito Lopez (WBC #8; 37-8, 1 ND, 20 KOs)
KO-8 0:35
John Molina, Jr. (30-9, 24 KOs)
- Molina was down in round 1 and in round 7. He was stopped standing in round 8. Lopez was awarded a KO victory as per California State Athletic Commission rules.

Vacant WBA World Super Lightweight Title-
Mario Barrios (WBA #2; 25-0, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Batyr Akhmedov (WBA #3; 7-1, 6 KOs)
- Barrios decked Akhmedov twice- once in round 4 and once in round 12- and went on to win by the scores of 115-111, 116-111, and 114-112.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt