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2019-12-31
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- December 28 through December 31- Gonzalez, Goulamirian, Davis, Pascal, Ioka, and Tanaka End the Year With Victories
Pictured: Kosei Tanaka


During the four-day period of Saturday, December 28 through Tuesday, December 31, eleven boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best in their respective weight classes were in action. Six, Israel Gonzalez, Arsen Goulamirian, Gervonta Davis, Jean Pascal, Kazuto Ioka, and Kosei Tanaka, finished the year victorious while five, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Badou Jack, Jose Uzcategui, Wulan Tuolehazi, and Rey Loreto, suffered defeats.


Saturday, December 28, 2019-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

IBF Eliminator for the #1 Position in the Junior Bantamweight Ratings-
Israel Gonzalez (Transnational #7, IBF #8, TTR #14, WBC #14; 25-3, 11 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Sho Ishida (IBF #5, WBC #11; 28-2, 15 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112 and 115-113 for Gonzalez and 116-112 for Ishida.

Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France-

WBA Super World Cruiserweight Title-
Super champion Arsen Goulamirian (The Ring #8, TTR #12; 26-0, 18 KOs)
TKO-10
Constantin Bejenaru (WBA #8; 14-1, 4 KOs)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA-

Vacant WBA World Lightweight Title-
Gervonta "Tank" Davis (WBA #1, TTR #3- both at 135; Transnational #2, The Ring #2- both at 130; 23-0, 22 KOs)
TKO-12 1:17
Yuriorkis Gamboa (WBA #2, TTR #9; 30-3, 18 KOs)
- Davis dropped Gamboa in rounds 2, 8, and 12.

WBA World and WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Titles-
Champion Jean Pascal (WBC #3, TTR #6, Transnational #6, The Ring #8; 35-6-1, 1 NC, 20 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Badou Jack (WBC #6, The Ring #7, TTR #8, Transnational #8, WBA #11; 22-3-3, 13 KOs)
- Pascal decked Jack in round 4.
- Jack decked Pascal in round 12.
- The scores were 114-112 for Jack and 114-112 and 114-112 for Pascal.

Super Middleweight Bout-
Lionell Thompson (WBC #26 at 175; 22-5, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Jose Uzcategui (IBF #5, TTR #7, Transnational #7, The Ring #7, WBC #13, WBA #14; 29-4, 24 KOs)
- Thompson weighed in at 168; Uzcategui at 167 3/4.
- Thompson decked Uzcategui in the first round and went on to win by the scores of 95-94, 96-92, and 96-92.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Kazuto Ioka (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 25-2, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jeyvier Cintron (WBO #1, The Ring #9; 11-1, 1 ND, 5 KOs)
- The scores for the extremely competitive contest were 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112.

WBO World Flyweight Title-
Champion Kosei Tanaka (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 15-0, 9 KOs)
KO-3 2:29
Wulan Tuolehazi (WBA #3, TTR #7, WBO #10; 13-4-1, 6 KOs)
- Tanaka starched Tuolehazi with a vicious uppercut.

WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight Title-
Champion Ginjiro Shigeoka (WBO #15, WBC #25; 5-0, 4 KOs)
KO-5 2:13
Rey Loreto (WBA #4, TTR #12- both at 105; WBC #27 at 108; 25-15, 17 KOs)
- Shigeoka decked Loreto in round one. In round 5, he detonated a left cross on Loreto's jaw, dropping the former IBO World light flyweight champion for the full 10-count.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt