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2020-02-16
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- February 14 & 15- Garcia, Linares, Kimura, Plant, and Soto Win Impressively
Pictured: 21-year-old Ryan Garcia


During the two-day period of Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, five boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. All five, Ryan Garcia, Jorge Linares, Sho Kimura, Caleb Plant, and Elwin Soto scored impressive victories.


Friday, February 14, 2020-

Anaheim, California, USA-

WBC Silver Lightweight Title-
Champion Ryan Garcia (WBA #2, WBC #4, The Ring #6, WBO #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9, TTR #10; 20-0, 17 KOs)
KO-1 1:20
Francisco Fonseca(25-3-2, 19 KOs)
- Garcia knocked Fonseca out with a left hook.

Lightweight Bout-
Jorge Linares (WBA #3, WBO #8, WBC #9, TTR #15; 47-5, 29 KOs)
KO-4 2:09
Carlos Morales (19-5-4, 8 KOs)
- Linares floored Morales in round 3 and in round 4.

Saturday, February 15, 2020-

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

Vacant Asian Boxing Federation Flyweight Title-
Sho Kimura (TTR #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6- both at 112; WBO #7, The Ring #8, WBA #10- all at 108; 19-3-2, 12 KOs)
KO-2
Merlito Sabillo (27-8-1, 13 KOs)
- Kimura weighed in at 113, one pound over the divisional limit. Sabillo weighed in at at 111.
- Kimura hurt Sabillo with a counter left hook. When the punch landed, Sabillo's right knee gave out and he fell to the canvas in agony.
- As a result of Kimura's victory, the title remains vacant.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA-

IBF World Super Middleweight Title-
Champion Caleb Plant (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4; 20-0, 12 KOs)
TKO-10 2:23
Vincent Feigenbutz (IBF #3; 31-3, 28 KOs)
- Plant dominated throughout the bout and finally stopped Feigenbutz with a flurry of power shots in round 10.

Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico-

Non-title Flyweight Bout-
WBO World junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #5- all at 108; 17-1, 12 KOs)
KO-1 2:41
Javier "Pumita" Rendon (10-5-3, 4 KOs)
- Soto KOed Rendon with a left hook to the body.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt