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2019-11-06
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- November 2- Crolla Finishes Wirh Win/Canelo Crushes Kovalev/Castano, Fortuna, and Berchelt Victorious
Pictured: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez


On Saturday, November 2, seven fighters ranked by the participating members of TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective divisions were in action. Five, Anthony Crolla, Brian Carlos Castano, Javier Fortuna, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, and Miguel Berchelt, emerged with wins while two, Sergey Kovalev and Jason Sosa, lost (to Alvarez and Berchelt respectively).


Manchester, Lancashire, England-

Vacant WBA Continental Lightweight Title-
Anthony Crolla (The Ring #8, TTR #15; 35-7-3, 13 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 10
Frank Urquiaga (13-2-1, 1 KO)
- Crolla (136 3/4) failed to make weight. As a result, the title was available to Uruquiaga (134) only.
- The scores were 95-95, 97-93, and 97-93. With Crolla winning, the title remains vacant.
- Crolla announced that this would be his last bout.

Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA-

WBO Inter-Continental Junior Middleweight Title-
Brian Carlos Castano (WBA #2, TTR #4, The Ring #5, WBC #5, Transnational #6, WBO #8; 16-0-1, 12 KOs)
TKO-5 3:00
Champion Wale Omotoso (WBO #14; 28-5, 1 NC, 22 KOs)

Vacant WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title-
Javier Fortuna (WBC #3, The Ring #6, TTR #13; 35-2-1, 1 NC, 1 ND, 24 KOs)
TKO-2 2:01
Jesus Cuellar (Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar; WBC #10; 29-4, 22 KOs)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBO World Light Heavyweight Title-
Saul "Canelo"Alvarez (WBO #1 at 175; The Ring #5, TTR #6, Transnational #6- all at 168; The Ring #3 P4P, TTR #4 P4P, Transnational #5 P4P; 53-1-2, 36 KOs)
TKO-11 2:15
Champion Sergey Kovalev (TTR #1, The Ring #2, Transnational #3; 34-4-1, 29 KOs)
- Alvarez' lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and Ring Magazine World middleweight titles, his WBC Franchise middleweight championship, and his WBA World super middleweight title were not on the line.
- Going into the 11th round, the scores were 96-94 for Alvarez, 96-94 for Alvarez, and 95-95.
- Alvarez ended the bout with a left hook followed by an explosive right. Kovalev fell into the ropes then down to his knees. Seeing Kovalev was in no condition to continue, referee Russell Mora immediately waved it off without issuing a count.

Carson, California, USA-

WBC World Super Featherweight Title-
Champion Miguel Berchelt (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 37-1, 33 KOs)
KO-4 2:56
Jason Sosa (WBC #4, TTR #10, IBF #15; 23-4-4, 16 KOs)
- Berchelt dropped Sosa in round 2 and in round 4.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt