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2019-11-28
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- November 22 & 23- Callum Smith, Rene Alvarado, Deontay Wilder, and Leo Santa Cruz Among Weekend's Winners
Pictured: Deontay Wilder


During the two-day period of Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, thirteen boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action and went a combined 9-3-1. The winners were Muhammad Waseem, Jayr Raquinel, Alejandro Santiago, Callum Smith, Golden Jack Culcay, Rene Alvarado, Can Xu, Deontay Wilder, and Leo Santa Cruz. John Ryder, Andre Cancio, and Luis Ortiz lost (to Smith, Alvarado, and Wilder respectively) and Brandon Figueroa's bout ended in a draw.


Friday, November 22, 2019-

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Muhammad Waseem (TTR #11, WBC #11- both at 112; 10-1, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Ganigan Lopez (WBO #9 at 112; 36-11, 19 KOs)
- Waseem weighed in at 114 3/4; Lopez at 112 1/4.
- The scores were 77-75, 77-75, and 80-73.

Non-title Super Flyweight Bout-
OPBF flyweight champion Jayr Raquinel (TTR #12, WBC #14- both at 112; 12-1-1, 9 KOs)
KO-1 0:50
Jack Amisa (21-47-3, 14 KOs)

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-

Vacant WBC International Bantamweight Title-
Alejandro Santiago (Agustin Alejandro Santiago Barrios; TTR #6, Transnational #8, The Ring #10- all at 115; 21-2-5, 11 KOs)
TKO
Roberto Sanchez (20-3, 14 KOs)
- Santiago, also ranked #6 at 115 by the IBO, fought his third consecutive bout in a division higher than junior bantamweight.

Saturday, November 23, 2019-

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

WBA Super World, Ring Magazine World, and WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Titles-
Champion Callum Smith (TTR #1, Transnsational #1; 27-0, 19 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
WBA Interim champion John Ryder (WBA #1, Transnational #8, TTR #9; 28-5, 16 KOs)
- Smith won by the scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 116-112.

Treptow, Berlin, Germany-

WBO Europe Junior Middleweight Title-
Golden Jack Culcay (WBC #10, WBA #11, TTR #13; 27-4. 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Jama Saidi (WBO #7, WBA #9; 16-1, 7 KOs)
- Saidi's IBF European title was not on the line.

Indio, California, USA-

WBA World Super Featherweight Title-
Rene Alvarado (WBA #1, TTR #9, The Ring #9; 32-8, 21 KOs)
KO-7 3:00
Champion Andrew Cancio (The Ring #4, TTR #5, Transnational #5; 21-5-2, 16 KOs)
- Alvarado was leading by the scores of 70-63, 70-63, and 69-64 when the bout was stopped.
- The result is officially a knockout under California State Athletic Commissision rules.
- Alvarado is now 1-1 versus Cancio.

WBA World Featherweight Title-
Champion Can Xu (TTR #5, Transnational #6, The Ring #7; 18-2, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Manny Robles III (WBA #3; 18-1, 8 KOs)
- The scores were 118-110, 120-108, and 119-109.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

WBC World Heavyweight Title-
Champion Deontay Wilder (TTR #1, The Ring #2, Transnational #3; 42-0-1, 41 KOs)
KO-7 2:51
Luis Ortiz (WBC #3, TTR #6, Transnational #6, The Ring; 31-2, 2 NCs, 26 KOs)
- Ortiz was leading 58-56, 59-55, and 59-55 going into the seventh round.
- Wilder is now 2-0 versus Ortiz.

Vacant WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title-
Leo Santa Cruz (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1- all at 126; TTR #11 P4P; 37-1-1, 19 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Miguel Flores (WBA #2; 24-3, 12 KOs)
- The scores were 115-112, 117-110, and 117-110.

WBA World Super Bantamweight Title-
Champion Brandon Figueroa (TTR #6, Transnational #6, The Ring #7; 20-0-1, 15 KOs)
Split Dec. Draw 12
Julio Ceja (WBA #8; 32-4-1, 28 KOs)
- Figueroa weighed in at 122 but Ceja weighed in at 126 1/2- 4 1/2 pounds over the divisional limit. As a result, Ceja was ineligible to win the title. Had he won the bout, the title would have been declared vacant.
- The scores were 116-112 for Ceja, 114-114, and 115-113 for Figueroa.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt