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2020-02-03
Obara, Chukhadzhyan, and Durodola Win Titles
Pictured: Keita Obara


On Saturday, February 1, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The bouts, all for significant steppingstone titles, were won by Keita Obara, Karen Chudhadzhyan, and Olanrewaju Durodola.

Tokyo, Japan-

Japanese Welterweight Title-
Keita Obara (IBF #4; 23-4-1, 21 KOs)
TKO-7 2:39
Champion Yuki Nagano (17-3, 13 KOs)
- Obara was leading by three 60-53 scores going into the 7th round.

Kaliningrad, Russia-

Vacant WBA International Welterweight Title-
Karen Chukhadzhyan (16-1, 7 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Sergey Vorobiev (WBA #14 at 154; 9-1, 6 KOs)
- Chukhadzhyan weighed in at 147; Vorobiev at 145 3/4.
- The scores were 96-95 for Vorobiev and 96-94 and 99-91 for Chukhadzhyan.

Ussher-Town, Accra, Ghana-

Vacant African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title-
Olanrewaju Durodola (WBC #8; 33-7, 30 KOs)
TKO-3
Abraham Tabul (16-3-1, 13 KOs)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt