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2020-07-27
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- July 21 through July 25
Pictured: Oscar Valdez


During the 5-day period of Tuesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 25, three TTR ranked fighters were in action and all three, Oscar Valdez, Vergil Ortiz, Jr., annd Joe Joyce, emerged victorious. In addition, during the 6-day period of July 21 through July 26, four bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Isaac Dogboe, Kenta Nakagawa, Kenichi Horikawa, and Masamichi Yabuki.


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020-

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Super Featherweight Bout-
Oscar Valdez (WBC #1, WBO #2, TTR #8; 28-0, 22 KOs)
TKO-10 2:23
Jayson Velez (29-7-1, 21 KOs)
- Valdez-Velez was the main event on the Top Rank-promoted, ESPN-televised card at The Bubble at the MGM Grand.
- Valdez knocked Velez down three times- once in round 5 and twice in round 10.
- Velez was penalized one point for a low blow in round 9.
- Valdez was leading by the scores of 89-80, 85-84, and 88-81 going into the 10th round.

Friday, July 24, 2020-

Indio, California, USA-

WBA Gold Welterweight Title-
Champion Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (WBO #2, WBC #8, TTR #11; 16-0, 16 KOs)
KO-7 2:58
Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KOs)
- Referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout to save Vargas from taking any more punishment. Ortiz was awarded a KO victory under California State Athletic Commission rules.

Saturday, July 25, 2020-

Stratford, London, England-

Heavyweight Bout-
Joe Joyce (WBC #11, TTR #12, WBO #12; 11-0, 10 KOs)
TKO-3 0:57
Michael Wallisch (20-4, 13 KOs)
- Joyce, weighing a career-high 270 pounds, floored Wallisch, who weighed a career-high 261 pounds, three times- once in round 2 and twice in round 3.


BOUTS FEATURING FIGHTERS NOT CURRENTLY RANKED BY TTR WHICH MAY IMPACT TTR'S RANKINGS:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020-

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Featherweight Bout-
Isaac Dogboe (WBC #10 at 122; 21-2, 15 KOs)
TKO-8 2:25
Chris Avalos (27-8, 20 KOs)
- Dogboe-Avalos was part of the Top Rank-promoted, ESPN-televised card at The Bubble at the MGM Grand.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020-

Tokyo, Japan-

Japanese Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Kenta Nakagawa (IBF #14, WBC #22; 19-3-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Tech. Dec. 9 1:55
Yuta Matsuo (15-5-2, 8 KOs)
- Nakagawa-Matsuo, held at Korakuen Hall, was the main event on Tokyo's second professional boxing card since boxing resumed in Japan on July 12.
- Matsuo came into the bout ranked by the JBC as the #1 contender for Nakagawa's title.
- Nakagawa won by the scores of 88-84, 88-84, and 88-85 thus making the first successful defense of his second reign as the Japanese super flyweight champion. He is now 3-1 in Japanese title bouts.

Saturday, July 25, 2020-

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan-

Vacant OPBF Light Flyweight Title-
Kenichi Horikawa (WBC #8, IBF #12; 41-16-1, 14 KOs)
TKO-10
Daiki Tomita (WBO #14, WBC #40; 14-2, 5 KOs)
- Coming into the bout, Tomita and Horikawa were ranked by the OPBF as the #1 and #8 light flyweight contenders respectively.
- Horikawa was leading 39-37, 39-37, and 40-36 after 4 rounds and 78-74, 78-74, and 80-72 after 8.

Sunday, July 26, 2020-

Kariya, Aichi, Japan-

Sunday, July 26-

Vacant Japanese Light Flyweight Title-
Masamichi Yabuki (WBC #4; 11-3, 11 KOs)
KO-1 2:55
Tsuyoshi Sato (WBC #33; 10-2-1, 5 KOs)
- Yabuki and Sato came into the bout as the JBC's #1 and #2 ranked light flyweight contenders respectively.
- Yabuki floored Sato twice, the second time for the full ten-count.


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt