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2020-02-16
Kashinsky, Fukunaga, and Warren Post Victories
Pictured: Yury Kashinsky


During the four-day period of Wednesday, February 12 through Saturday, February 15, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were cruiserweight Yury Kashinsky, junior bantamweight Ryoji Fukunaga, and bantamweight Rau'shee Warren.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020-

Moscow, Russia-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Yury Kashinsky (IBF #9, WBC #17; 19-1, 17 KOs)
KO-4 2:27
Cesar David Crenz (23-15, 13 KOs)

Friday, February 14, 2020-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBO Asia Pacific Junior Bantamweight Title-
Ryoji Fukunaga (12-4, 12 KOs)
TKO-7 1:40
Champion Froilan Saludar (WBO #9; 31-4-1, 22 KOs)
- The heavily favored Saludar controlled the first four rounds, inflicting visible damage to Fukunaga's face.
- In round five, Fukunaga, ranked #4 by the WBO Asia Pacific but only #11 by the JBC, started to turn the tide when he hurt Saludar with a body shot.
- Fukunaga continued to be the aggressor in round six and in round seven, floored Saludar with another body shot. Saludar beat the count but was met was a fusillade of punches when action resumed. At that point, the referee had no choice but to stop the contest and award Fukunaga the upset victory.

Saturday, February 15, 2020-

Nashville, Tennessee, USA-

Non-title Bantamweight Title-
Rau'shee Warren (WBA #6, WBC #13; 17-3, 1 NC, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
World Boxing Federation Mexican super flyweight champion Gilberto Mendoza (15-8-3, 7 KOs)
- Warren weighed in at 117 1/2; Mendoza at 114 3/4.
- Warren won by the scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt