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2019-12-17
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- December 13 through December 16- Chudinov, Mendy, Ortiz, Butler, Crawford, Lopez, Gutierrez, and De La Hoya Win
Pictured: Terence Crawford


During the four-day period of Friday, December 13 through Monday, December 16, eleven fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best in their respective divisions were in action. Eight, Fedor Chudinov, Yvan Mendy, Vergil Ortiz, Jr., Paul Butler, Terence Crawford, Teofimo Lopez, Roger Gutierrez, and Diego De La Hoya, emerged victorious while three, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Richard Commey, and Joey Canoy, lost (to Crawford, Lopez, and the soon-to-re-enter TTR's rankings Nkosinathi Joyi respectively).

Friday, December 13, 2019-

Manezh, Vladikavkaz, Russia-

Vacant WBA Gold Super Middleweight Title-
Fedor Chudinov (WBA #1, WBC #6, IBF #8, Transnational #10, The Ring #10, WBO #11, TTR #12; 22-2, 15 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Hassan N'Dam (Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam; WBC #6, Transnational #7- both at 160; 37-5, 21 KOs)
- The scores were 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109.

Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France-

Vacant WBA Gold Lightweight Title-
Yvan Mendy (WBC #4, WBA #5, Transnational #8, TTR #10, The Ring #10; 44-5-1, 1 NC, 22 KOs)
KO-6
Jaider Parra (WBC #11, WBA #14; 33-3-1, 1 NC, 21 KOs)

Indio, California, USA-

WBA Gold Welterweight Title-
Champion Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (WBO #5, WBC #9, TTR #10; 15-0, 15 KOs)
KO-5 2:22
Brad Solomon (28-2, 9 KOs)
- Ortiz decked Solomon three times- once in round 4 and twice in round 5.

Saturday, December 14, 2019-

Huyton, Merseyside, England-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Paul Butler (IBF #3, WBC #10, WBO #11, TTR #12- all at 118; 31-2, 15 KOs)
PTS. 6
Jose Aguilar (16-72-5, 6 KOs)
- Butler dropped Aguilar with a body shot near the end of round 2 and went on to win by a 60-53 score.
- Scoring the bout for TTR, I also had Butler winning, 60-53.

New York, New York, USA-

WBO World Welterweight Title-
Champion Terence Crawford (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational #3; Transnational #4 P4P, The Ring #4 P4P, TTR #5 P4P; 36-0, 27 KOs)
TKO-9 0:44
Egidijus Kavaliauskas (WBO #1, The Ring #8, Transnational #10, TTR #12; 21-1-1, 17 KOs)
- Crawford floored Kavaliauskas three times- once in round 7 and twice in round 9.

IBF World Lightweight Title-
Teofimo Lopez (IBF #1, The Ring #3, Transnational #6, TTR #7; 15-0, 12 KOs)
TKO-2 1:13
Champion Richard Commey (The Ring #1, TTR #2, Transnational #3; 29-3, 26 KOs)
- Lopez dropped Commey with a straight right in round 7. Commey beat the count but was stopped by Lopez' followup barrage.

Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico-

Super Featherweight Bout-
Roger Gutierrez (WBA #2, TTR #12, WBC #18; 24-3-1, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Andres Tapia (16-8-3, 9 KOs)
- Gutierrez won by three 98-91 scores.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Diego De La Hoya (WBA #11, TTR #13, WBC #19; 22-1, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Renson Robles (16-7, 9 KOs)
- The scores were 97-94, 99-89, and 99-89.

Monday, December 16, 2019-

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

IBO World Minimumweight Title-
Nkosinathi Joyi (WBA #4, WBO #5- both at 108; WBC #13 at 105; 29-5-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Joey Canoy (Transnational #6, TTR #7, WBO #7, IBF #8; 15-4-1, 1 NC, 8 KOs)
- The IBO's most recent rankings list Joyi as #20 at 108 and Canoy as #34 at 105. For what it's worth, Melvin Jerusalem (WBC #1, IBF #5, WBO #8, TTR #9, Transnational #9; 15-2, 9 KOs), whom Canoy unanimously outpointed over 10 rounds, is listed by the IBO as #3 at 105.
- Joyi won by the scores of 117-111, 119-109, and 117-112.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt