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2020-02-11
Negrete, Sandoval, Concepcion, Benavides, and Arboleda Win Significant Bouts
Pictured: Luis "Nica" Concepcion


During the three-day period of Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts were won by Oscar Negrete, Ricardo Rafael Sandoval, Luis Concepcion, Leyman Benavides, and Jaime Arboleda.


Thursday, February 6, 2020-

Indio, California, USA-

Vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title-
Oscar Negrete (WBC #14; 19-2-2, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Alberto Ezequiel Melian (WBC #38; 6-2, 4 KOs)
- Melian, a two-time Olympian (2012, 2016), compiled a 12-3, 1 KO record in World Series Of Boxing bouts.
- Negrete, who defeated Melian in the 2010 South American Games, won by the scores of 98-92, 97-93, and 98-92.

Flyweight Bout-
Ricardo "El Nino" Sandoval (Ricardo Rafael Sandoval; WBO #6, WBA #11, WBC #22; 18-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-7 1:43
Raymond Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs)
- Sandoval dropped Tabugon with a left hook in round 2.

Friday, February 7, 2020-

Panama City, Panama-

Vacant WBA Interim World Flyweight Title-
Luis Concepcion (WBA #6 at 112; WBC #29 at 115; 39-8, 28 KOs)
TKO-11 2:38
Rober Barrera (WBA #4, WBC #23; 23-3, 13 KOs)
- Concepcion floored Barrera in round 2 and in round 11.

Vacant WBA Gold Minimumweight Title-
Leyman Benavides (WBA #2, WBC #33; 17-6-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Carlos Ortega (WBA #6; 14-6-3, 5 KOs)
- The scores were 117-110, 118-109, and 117-110.

Saturday, February 8, 2020-

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA-

WBA World Super Featherweight Title Eliminator-
Jaime Arboleda (WBA #10; 16-1, 13 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Jayson Velez (WBA #3, IBF #5; 29-6-1, 21 KOs)
- Velez decked Arboleda in round 12.
- The scores were 114-113 and 114-113 for Arboleda and 115-112 for Velez.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt