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2019-10-30
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- October 24 & 25- Soto Edges Heno; Menayothin Improves to 54-0; Acosta and Patera Also Win
Pictured: Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri)


During the two-day period of Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, six fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Elwin Soto narrowly outpointed Edward Heno, Angel Acosta successfully debuted as a flyweight. Wanheng Menayothin clearly outscored Simpiwe Konkco, and Francesco Patera won via a controversial decision.

Thursday, October 24, 2019-

Indio, California, USA-

WBO World Junior Flyweight Title-
Champion Elwin Soto (Elwin Soto Castro; The Ring #5, TTR #6, Transnational #6; 16-1, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Edward Heno (WBO #1, The Ring #7, TTR #9, Transnational #9; 14-1-5, 5 KOs)
- Heno knocked Soto down in round 3.
- The scores for closely-contested bout were 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113.

Vacant WBO International Flyweight Title-
Angel Acosta (WBO #2, WBC #4, The Ring #6, TTR #7, Transnational #7- all at 108; 21-2, 21 KOs)
KO-5 1:02
Raymond Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs)
- Acosta, in his long-anticipated debut as a flyweight, decked Tabugon twice in round 5.

Friday, October 25, 2019-

Chonburi, Thailand-

WBC World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri; TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #2; 54-0, 18 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Simpiwe Konkco (WBC #1, The Ring #5, Transnational #7, TTR #8; 19-6, 1 NC, 7 KOs)
- Menayothin decked Konkco in round 7 and went on to win by the scores of 118-109, 116-110, and 117-109.

Milan, Lombardia, Italy-

EBU European Lightweight Title-
Champion Francesco Patera (WBC #6, TTR #11, IBF #15; 23-3, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Domenico Valentino (8-1, 1 KO)
- Patera floored Valentino in round 12.
- Various reports had the bout much closer than the scores of 117-110, 117-111, and 117-111 would indicate with some favoring Valentino.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt