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2019-10-30
Volny, Velasquez, Islam, Selby, and Easter Score Important Victories
Pictured: Robert Easter, Jr.


During the two-day period of Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts were won by Patrice Volny, Jose Velasquez, Kanat Islam, Lee Selby, and Robert Easter, Jr. respectively.


Friday, October 25, 2019-

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-

WBA NABA and WBO NABO Middleweight Titles-
Champion Patrice Volny (WBA #7, WBO #7, IBF #9; 15-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Uriel Gonzalez (18-6-1, 14 KOs)

Miami, Florida, USA-

Non-title Bantamweight Bout-
WBO Latino junior featherweight champion/WBA Fedebol bantamweight champion Jose Velasquez (WBO #13 at 122; 27-6-2, 19 KOs)
TKO-9 1:58
WBC Youth and WBA NABA champion Melvin Lopez (WBA #5, IBF #13, WBO #14, WBC #18; 21-1, 12 KOs)

Saturday, October 26, 2019-

Almaty, Kazakhstan-

WBO International Middleweight Title-
Champion Kanat Islam (WBO #8 at 160; WBC #24 at 154; 27-0, 21 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Walter Kautondokwa (WBO #9; 18-2, 17 KOs)
- Islam dropped Kautondokwa in round 5 and went on to win by the scores of 97-92, 97-92, and 99-92.
- Alexey Sukachev of BoxingScene and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board scored the bout 95-94 for Kautondokwa.

Greenwich, London, England-

Lightweight Bout-
Lee Selby (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #16; 28-2, 9 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Ricky Burns (WBO #13, WBC #24; 43-8-1. 16 KOs)
- Selby's IBF Intercontinental title was not listed as being on the line.
- The scores were 116-112, 116-113, and 115-115.

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA-

Super Lightweight Bout-
Robert Easter, Jr. (WBA #3, Transnational #4, The Ring #5- all at 135; 22-1-1, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Adrian Granados (WBC #18 at 147; 20-8-2, 1 ND, 14 KOs)
- The scores were 98-92, 97-93, and 100-90.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt